Wake the Sleeping Giant: The Educational System

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Alert: Parents/Teachers, the "Turned Off" child is caused by a teacher, not the home. Solutions...

Wake the Sleeping Giant uses anecdotes to show why students "turn off" in the school system, who is responsible for turning the students off and methods with which to inspire the students to turn back on. Most of the difficulties that face children today do not originate in the home. They arise out of "The Sleeping Giant"—our educational system. This manuscript is written for ...

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Overview

Alert: Parents/Teachers, the "Turned Off" child is caused by a teacher, not the home. Solutions...

Wake the Sleeping Giant uses anecdotes to show why students "turn off" in the school system, who is responsible for turning the students off and methods with which to inspire the students to turn back on. Most of the difficulties that face children today do not originate in the home. They arise out of "The Sleeping Giant"—our educational system. This manuscript is written for parents and teachers. It not only criticizes, it gives solutions. While the solutions provided in this book cost little financially, they challenge the teachers, education administrators and parents to change their whole approach to the child. One section of the book details the methods I have used to take eighth-grade basic math classes from a third-grade level to pre-algebra in less than three months. Another explains an educational game called "Challenge" which I developed to encourage students to read for important facts, develop questions, learn to find the answers for themselves, and peer teach. The game is fun and can be used in conjunction with any textbook. As can be seen nightly on local and national newscasts, our children are in crises. Parents, politicians and educators are desperate to find ways to motivate children to read, write and do math. I believe that Wake the Sleeping Giant helps us come closer to that ideal. A sequel is being written at this time.

Author Biography: Laborer, craftsman, businessman, teacher. Theodore A Bailey is not a perfectionist. I do believe in success. Every time I heard educators and politicians talk of our schools, I knew I had to speak out. They do not understand the problem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595096671
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/18/2000
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Chapter I Peers teaching Math 1
Chapter II They can't read or write 7
Chapter III "Challenge" A peer teaching game 17
Chapter IV Most are turned off by a teacher not the home 23
Chapter V The student holds the answer 49
Chapter VI Control verses self-control 55
Chapter VII Whose side are we on? 71
Chapter VIII Peers teaching reading 77
Chapter IX Projects and experimentation 83
Chapter X Drugs in our schools 89
Chapter XI Even in Middle School we defeat our students 97
Chapter XII The little red school house 109
Chapter XIII How to awaken the Sleeping Giant 117
Chapter XIV A letter to Theo 125
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