It Doesn't Take A Genius: Five Truths to Inspire Success in Every Student

Hardcover | December 6, 2005

byMccutcheon, Randall, Tommie Lindsey

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Two award-winning educators give you strategies to reach out and instill skills for success in your kids or students

With multiple teaching awards to their credit, Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have taught every type of student--from the underprivileged to the ordinary. It Doesn't Take a Genius gives you first-hand access to the strategies that have inspired students to succeed, even in impoverished districts.

Entertaining and packed with practical advice, this motivating narrative is organized into five principles, each composed of "bite-size" lessons and testimonials from the teachers' greatest success stories.

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Two award-winning educators give you strategies to reach out and instill skills for success in your kids or students With multiple teaching awards to their credit, Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have taught every type of student--from the underprivileged to the ordinary. It Doesn't Take a Genius gives you first-hand access to ...

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Be the reason your students succeedDo you remember that teacher who literally changed your life? Most likely, it wasn't the teacher who stood in front of the class and lectured every day, filling your little head with information. In fact, you probably can't even remember specifically what you learned in the class, only that you had so...

Tommie Lindsey works in the California public school system, where nearly 100 percent of his students have gone on to college--in a district where the average college admission rate is 38 percent. He won the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant in 2004 and has also been named the nation's top forensics coach and California Teacher of th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.4 × 5.7 × 1 inPublished:December 6, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071460845

ISBN - 13:9780071460842

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Teacher, coach, and author Randy McCutcheon and Lindsey, who works in the California public school system, share their award-winning strategies for teaching and transforming at-risk students into academic and social success stories. Their approach is organized around what they believe to be five "truths" that, if properly applied, will assist all students in turning possibilities into realities; these truths, in turn, are presented in brief, easy-to-read and -follow steps that are complemented by testimonials from the authors' students, all inner-city children from at-risk backgrounds who went on to defy the odds and become successful adults. The practical, insightful, and realistic strategies are designed to assist students in becoming not only smarter but also more confident, curious, and motivated. This unique book demonstrates the impact that highly qualified teachers can have on a student's success. Highly recommended for all libraries and for all readers interested in learning effective teaching techniques. -- Walter J. Cegelka, St. Thomas University, Miami