2nd Edition

The Inspirational Teacher

ISBN 9781138906242
Published September 22, 2015 by Routledge
100 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

USD $31.95

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Book Description

Become a teacher who truly inspires students to learn and grow! This bestselling book—from Routledge and Franklin Covey, the company that brought you The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—is filled with practical and heartfelt advice that will resonate with teachers at all stages of their careers. The book will guide you through a simple four step process to building high-trust relationships and unleashing the greatness within all students.

This timely new edition includes updated references and inspirational quotes throughout, as well as chapter reflection questions to help you make the most of what you read. In addition, several of the questionnaires and reflection tools from the book are also available on our website as free eResources, so that you can easily print and use them in your own classroom. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138906242.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Erin Gruwell

Meet the Authors


Part I: The Foundation of the Inspirational Teacher

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Personal Mission Statement

Chapter 3: The Classroom/Grade Level Mission Statement

Part II: Becoming an Inspirational Teacher

Chapter 4: Modeling Principles

Chapter 5: Demonstrating Respect

Chapter 6: Genuine Listening

Chapter 7: Building High-Trust Relationships

Chapter 8: Conclusion

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Gary McGuey, a former educator and athletic director, has spent the past decade traveling across the globe to visit schools and work with administrators, educators, and students. Gary is a former director of the Teens Division for FranklinCovey and created the first curriculum related to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. He is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics related to leadership, team building, and student empowerment.  

Lonnie Moore is a former award-winning middle school and high school math teacher. Lonnie now works with FranklinCovey as a training consultant. He has facilitated more than 1,400 workshops, keynotes, and seminars. As a part of the FranklinCovey Education Practice, he contributed to the creation of The Leader in Me school improvement process. This powerful process is being implemented in more than 2,000 schools globally.


Featured Author Profiles

Author - Gary W McGuey

Gary W McGuey

Speaker/Author, Franklin Covey Company
CANANDAIGUA, New York, United States

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"The title says it all!! Passionate, candid, compelling and inspiring. The Inspirational Teacher is a must read for every educator. Gary McGuey and Lonnie Moore have captured the essence of what every teacher should be and what every child deserves!"  

--Muriel Summer, Principal at AB Combs Elementary, Raleigh NC, National Magnet School of the Year, 2006 and 2014

"Inspirational teachers are transition people. By following the process in this book, teachers will be equipped with the skill-set required to help young people transition to greater levels of personal effectiveness."

--Sean Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

"This book is a blueprint for inspiring students and changing lives. From the classroom to the athletic field, the four steps outlined in this book will help you become the inspirational teacher every student deserves."

--Jon Gordon, Bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp