Eight Habits of the HeartTM for Educators: Building Strong School Communities Through Timeless Values

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SAGE Publications, Feb 24, 2006 - Education - 129 pages
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"This book provides practical examples of how to change schools into learning communities for the betterment-personal and academic-of all students, teachers and principals. The weaving of personal stories with important messages for educators makes this an important book to be used for professional development."

-Diane Barone, Professor of Literary Studies, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno

"Clifton Taulbert uses his charismatic writing and inspirational stories to convey a powerful message. Teachers and educators who are interested in bringing the eight habits of the heart into their lives will find this book compelling and useful."

-Douglas Fisher, Professor, San Diego State University

"Eight Habits of the Heart(tm) for Educators is well suited for new as well as seasoned administrators looking to improve student achievement. New teacher mentoring programs would be an ideal place for many of the suggested activities. Weaving in the life experiences of the author, creates interest and provides the reader with a sense that putting the habits in place is very possible."

-Kay Lovelace Taylor, Principal Associate, KLT & Associates

"This book will appeal to teachers, administrators, school board members, and those studying to be educators. Clifton Taulbert's style is both intellectual and down-home and the book is organized for maximum effectiveness. It offers strategies without being strategy driven, is spiritual without being preachy, and provides opportunities for readers to look toward self-improvement while still feeling good about the progress they have already made."

-John C. Hughes, Principal , The Joseph R. Drake School, Bronx, NY

Find a renewed sense of purpose and mission by using the Eight Habits of the Heart!

How can we provide all our students with a first-class education with all the obstacles and challenges faced by today's schools? Based on his experiences growing up in the Mississippi Delta during the era of segregation, Clifton Taulbert shares time-honored principles that can transform the lives of the teachers, students, administrators, and staff within the school.

Through moving and inspirational stories, Taulbert explains the Eight Habits-nurturing attitude, dependability, responsibility, friendship, brotherhood, high expectations, courage, and hope-and how educators can implement them into their own lives and the life of their school.

This reader-friendly guide empowers educators with:

Real-life examples of educators successfully implementing the Eight Habits of the Heart

Intentional strategies and application sections to apply each habit in your classroom and school

Insightful reflective questions and personal assessments

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About the author (2006)

Clifton Taulbert, president and founder of The Building Community Institute, is the author of the internationally acclaimed, Eight Habits of the Heart (Corwin Press 2006), the awarding winning Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (Penguin 1995), and the Pulitzer-nominated The Last Train North (Penguin 1995). He serves as a guest professor at Harvard University’s Principals Center, Boston University’s Center for Ethics, United States Air Force Academy, and the American International Schools Conference. An adjunct professor at the Federal Executive Institute, Taulbert is also a board member of the National Character Education Partnership and is on the Board of Trustees for Tulsa University. He is recognized internationally as a thought leader on the critical issue of community as a valuable asset for this century.

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