Teaching, Making a Difference: The Art of Helping Others Help Themselves

Teaching, Making a Difference: The Art of Helping Others Help Themselves

by Steve Sonntag


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Teachers may retire from their schools, but they never retire from teaching. Teaching, Making a Difference includes two goals. The first is to give guidance to teachers contemplating retirement while helping them to maintain realistic standards for their students. The second goal is to present a multitude of options for just-retired teachers to enjoy their well-earned retirement while still using their knowledge and experience to benefit their communities. Teachers will learn techniques that they can incorporate into their lesson plans as they continue to teach, and upon retiring, they will learn how to develop their own “lesson plan” to take care of themselves and to participate in their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475831771
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/31/2016
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Steve Sonntag, during his forty years in education, has served as a mentor teacher, department chairperson, tutor, and as a junior college, university, and charter school teacher. He has also been his district’s high school teacher of the year, a family and teacher workshop presenter, a Phi Delta Kappa officer, and an author. His goals are to encourage, praise, and inspire his readers in order to improve their personal and professional lives in practical, creative ways.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments – The Role Models in My Life
Part I – In Preparation for a New Beginning
Chapter 1 – Are You Ready to Retire?
Chapter 2 – The Last Wows
Chapter 3 – Your Very Last Month
Chapter 4 – A Change of Teaching
Part II – A New Beginning of Changes
Chapter 5 – The Big Question: What Now?
Chapter 6 - The Personal Benefits of Helping Others Help Themselves
Chapter 7 – Less Demanding Teaching While Being Retired
Chapter 8 – Teaching Without Teaching Formally
Chapter 9 – Accreditation
Chapter 10 – Your Teaching Put to Use
Chapter 11 – Mentoring in the Community
Chapter 12 – Escaping to Learning
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