Every Teacher Should Read This Book – Edward Purcell Jr.

Every Teacher Should Read This Book – Edward Purcell Jr.

What a great book! Clear stories in “plain talk”, with no educational jargon. Showing us how to find the child’s innate desire to learn and how to play the position of teacher or parent carefully. After a full day at school, should a child have to endure more “teaching” at home? Certainly not, but in this world of standards and mega-testing, too many parents are doing just that. Rick makes us aware of the dangers that arise when parents transfer their anxieties about “success” onto the child. I’ve been involved with the education of children and adults for over fifty years. How I wish that I had this book available when I started! There are so many good examples about the interaction of teachers (and administrators) with children and their parents, demonstrating the importance of maintaining this linkage. This book is so good, that I’ve just ordered ten more copies to distribute to our local teachers, principals, parents and librarians. (That won’t be enough – I’d better order ten more!). – Edward Purcell Jr.

Genius in Children Review by Edward Purcell Jr.

5 out of 5 stars. Every Teacher Should Read This Book, August 5, 2013
By Edward Purcell Jr.
This review is from: Genius in Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity, And Creativity In Children (Paperback)
What a great book! Clear stories in “plain talk”, with no educational jargon. Showing us how to find the child’s innate desire to learn and how to play the position of teacher or parent carefully. After a full day at school, should a child have to endure more “teaching” at home? Certainly not, but in this world of standards and mega-testing, too many parents are doing just that. Rick makes us aware of the dangers that arise when parents transfer their anxieties about “success” onto the child. I’ve been involved with the education of children and adults for over fifty years. How I wish that I had this book available when I started! There are so many good examples about the interaction of teachers (and administrators) with children and their parents, demonstrating the importance of maintaining this linkage. This book is so good, that I’ve just ordered ten more copies to distribute to our local teachers, principals, parents and librarians. (That won’t be enough – I’d better order ten more!)
Ed Purcell 8/5/13

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