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You Can't Teach Through A Rat and Other Epiphanies for Educators

You Can't Teach Through A Rat and Other Epiphanies for Educators

Author(s): Marvin W. Berkowitz
ISBN13: 9781892056566
ISBN10: 1892056569
Format: Paperback
Pages: 178
Publisher: Character Development Group
Year Publish: 2012 June

Whatever is on the mind of a child can be more important to the child than a lesson at school. This book is a collection of insights, designed and tested from decades of teaching, workshops and lessons learned, to help educators stimulate their epiphanies about how best to serve the academic and developmental needs of students. It is user-friendly, provocative, and humorous and intended for all who work with and love working with children. PERFECT for a total staff reading!


If you re an educator at any level, please read this book. It s entertaining, insightful, and informative. It also challenges us to examine what we re doing. Are we developing our schools into the best they can be? Dr. Berkowitz, a great teacher and researcher himself, knows as much as anyone about what works and what doesn t work, and he provides plenty of vivid examples and helpful suggestions. Read it and be enriched.  --Hal Urban, author, Lessons from the Classroom: 20 Things Good Teachers Do

No one has done more than Marvin Berkowitz to help teachers and school leaders understand character education and implement it effectively. You Can t Teach Through a Rat is Berkowitz as his best: passionate, provocative, practical, and profound. This is a fun read but also serious stuff: marching orders for what we must do with students and staff to make our schools the best they can be. --Tom Lickona, author, Educating for Character; director, SUNY Cortland s Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility)

Student success in life is important to Marvin Berkowitz. In this his latest book, this leading expert in character education draws from his wellspring of knowledge to induce the reader to think more deeply about how good schools operate and what good education really is. Dr. Berkowitz brings his challenging attitude, his cutting-edge vision, real-life stories from the field along with humor to push the reader to consider what truly promotes the deep learning and positive character development of students in a way that will make you squirm while you laugh and learn. --Clifton L. Taulbert, author, Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators; president, The Building Community Institute

About The Author:
Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz is the S.N. McDonnell Professor of Education and co-director of the Center for Character and Citizenship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and UM President's Thomas Jefferson Professor. A developmental and educational psychologist, he is an internationally recognized specialist in comprehensive character development and education.