The Teacher of the Year Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Making the Most of Your Teacher-Leader Role

The Teacher of the Year Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Making the Most of Your Teacher-Leader Role

by Alex Kajitani, Megan Pincus Kajitani
     
 

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Congratulations, you’ve been selected as a Teacher of the Year! Being a “TOY” is your golden opportunity to evolve as a teacher-leader. The spotlight is on, and the platform is yours to stand on — so you can spread your message about what matters most to you in education.

Now what? How do you navigate this new role? How can you make the

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Congratulations, you’ve been selected as a Teacher of the Year! Being a “TOY” is your golden opportunity to evolve as a teacher-leader. The spotlight is on, and the platform is yours to stand on — so you can spread your message about what matters most to you in education.

Now what? How do you navigate this new role? How can you make the most impact? This book, written by Alex Kajitani, a California Teacher of the Year who’s been through it all — and who has mentored others along the way — is designed to answer your questions, build your public leadership skills, and help you thrive as a TOY, and a teacher-leader, for years to come.

Chapter topics include Giving Speeches, Interviewing, Handling Media, Building Your Platform, Networking a Room, Utilizing Social Media, Conferences, Colleague Relationships, TOY-Life Balance, and more. More than 25 Teachers of the Year, including national, state, regional and organizational TOYs, share their first-hand stories and advice. Plus, experts in public speaking, interviewing, media, and work-life balance share their wisdom for TOYs as well.

Author Alex Kajitani is the the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is also known around the country as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and delivers powerful keynote speeches and workshops to support and motivate teachers. Alex has been featured in numerous books and media outlets, including The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

Teachers of the Year are also invited to join Kajitani’s Teacher of the Year Club for continuing conversation and professional development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619272613
Publisher:
Bookbaby
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
134
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. He is a leading authority on Teacher-Leadership, and trains and speaks to teacher-leaders of all levels across the country.

Alex delivers powerful keynote speeches and workshops for teachers, and has been featured on the CBS Evening News, has been honored at The White House, and his recent TED Talk, "Making Math Cool" is receiving rave reviews!

He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles as a Teacher Today, which was named "Recommended Reading" by the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition, Alex is known as "The Rappin' Mathematician," and his CDs and Workbooks are being used in thousands of homes and classrooms around the world to help kids learn math in a fun and effective way. His Rappin' Math products won the prestigious "Making A Difference" Award.

Visit www.AlexKajitani.com for more information on all he does (and raps!).

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