The book is based on Rushton’s amazing teaching experience.
When I first started reading this book, I was really taken by how Rushton, sharing heartfelt & honest struggle and success stories he had in classroom.
This book weaves an five areas of teachers growth: rapport with students, assignments & assessments, delivery, collegiality & professionalism, logistics that will deeply connected to teacher’s life.
With 2-3 pages per each chapter, you will discover relevant stories, inspiring quotes, practical actions, discussion items which help you to rethink the way you grow to become the best teachers you can be.
Each story is beautifully articulated with familiar teacher’s problems and challenges which will makes you say “I’ve been in that situation.” and after finish reading it, you will say, “I wish I read this chapter earlier so I could take better decisions.”
There are lots of powerful moments especially when Rushton shows his unique approaches to build sense of communities & possibilities and help students articulating their understanding in interesting directions.
One of my favorite part of the book when Rushton told teachers to discover what inspire them and do it. This is my favorite quote: “The key to discovering what inspired you is to find what allows you to think DIFFERENTLY, to see NEW options, & to create something in a way you haven’t before.”