Uncommon Sense - Children and School

Uncommon Sense - Children and School

by David M. Willson


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If common sense prevailed, there would be fewer academic, social and behavior problems within our schools today. This does not appear to be the case as uncommon sense, apparently, is in great demand. This "uncommon sense" approach is pro-active and focuses on the success of all children in school. Beliefs and mechanisms regarding the historical schooling of children, along with some post 9/11 issues, are challenged with new ideas, thoughts and questions. Presented in a diary-like format, this book invites the reader into an intimate exploration of personal and professional growth - all with the best interests of children in mind and heart.

"Clearly and supportively written, this book offers a wealth of exciting new opportunities for improvement in our schools. Whether you are a teacher, a parent or someone who works in a school, this innovative book will gently nudge you into thinking differently. Uncommon Sense is uncommonly good."

- Ellen Tanner Marsh, New York Times Bestselling Author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419629594
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 06/22/2006
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

David M. Willson began his interest and work with children in 1979, when he resided at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind and worked as a driver there while he attended the University of Arizona. Since then, he has worked in residential, day treatment, emergency shelter, and psychiatric settings, mostly with children who had been severely abused. Mr. Willson has an Associates in Science degree in Human Service Technology from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, Masters degrees in Social Work and Counseling and Human Systems, and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the Florida State University. Mr. Willson's formal education experiences also included intensive training in hospice and mental health settings for the elderly. He has also worked as a therapist in private practice, serving children and their families. Mr. Willson has held many leadership roles, training roles, and has given many workshop presentations within schools, agencies and at conferences - all a part of his passion to better the lives of children.

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