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Jules On Schools
     

Jules On Schools

by Julia M. Williams
 

Teachers and Parents: This timely collection of essays addresses the demanding but also rewarding work of supporting schools and nurturing the learning of schoolchildren today. Author and educator Julia M. Williams is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she prepares tomorrow's teachers. In writing this caring, funny, and

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Teachers and Parents: This timely collection of essays addresses the demanding but also rewarding work of supporting schools and nurturing the learning of schoolchildren today. Author and educator Julia M. Williams is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she prepares tomorrow's teachers. In writing this caring, funny, and lyrical commentary, she draws from a deep well of professional knowledge as well as the personal experience of having raised six children as a mom and a stepmom. Beginning with the idea that all of us are trying to do the right thing for kids, she shares with readers some of the wonders that are being discovered about how children learn, and she illuminates how schools and parents can use what the research is telling us. As Williams says in the book, "We all need to learn and grow and go forward in our roles, holding hands and reaching out to embrace the opportunity that surrounds us and the children we love."

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From the Publisher
In the form of short, easy to digest essays that inspire both a sense of urgency while still being heartful and witty, "Jules on Schools: Teaching, Learning, and Everything in Between" is highly recommended as a one-woman examination of today's schools, and deserves a place in every community library education collection. Diane C. Donovan - Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979488320
Publisher:
Clover Valley Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Julia M. Williams, Ph.D. , is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She works in the field as a grant evaluator and leads strategic planning and school initiatives throughout northern Minnesota. Her research centers in the areas of professional development for educators, leadership and systems of leadership in schools, shared decision making, and effective assessment.

She brings a lifetime and career as a mother, stepmother, high school teacher, Minnesota State Department of Education specialist, licensed principal and superintendent, staff developer, and professor of future educators to her writing and to her thinking.

Dr. Williams received the 2013 Minnesota Excellence in Education Award. The award notes her unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education.

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