Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Teaching Is...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Book Review - Teaching Is...

Retired teacher extraordinaire & now rewired (working at home) educator Marjan Glavac has just released a book that aims at explaining in no uncertain terms why teachers love teaching.

Creating the incredibly well done 80 page hardcover book  Teaching Is: Moments that Inspire and Motivate Teachers to Make a Difference
was a five year   of love for Glavac.  He captures and offers up the indelible magic moments that teachers experience day in and day out. It seeks to break through the walls of mis-understanding, misguided criticisms, concerns of high pay, teacher performance, accountability, and untold working hours.

Here is a book that lays bare the heart and souls of teachers in their own words, as they describe those defining moments that capture the essence of the reason why they choose and stay in this  profession.

Teaching Is: Moments that Inspire and Motivate Teachers to Make a Difference is filled with short parables from his own experience. With words and pictures the book highlights the power of teachers to inspire, motivate, and make a difference.  Here are some samples:


There is a special reassurance that comes from experiencing the personal wisdom of an experienced educator who has walked the path. 

He shows that what teachers give goes beyond the curriculum. He shares and celebrates what true education is all about. 

You cannot help but feel refreshed and invigorated by the unbounded optimism and truthful insight. 

Here is a very special, singularly unique, and beautiful way to learn, appreciate and understand the dedication of teachers and why they devote their lives to making a difference to the lives of the children they touch.  


Teaching Is…
Moments That Inspire and Motivate Teachers to Make A Difference

List $9.95  Hardcover: 80 pages Publisher: Nima Systems  
ISBN-10: 0968331025   ISBN-13: 978-0968331026

The book is available at bookstores online. For more information

About the Author

Marjan Glavac is a firm believer that: “there are no boundaries for the journeys of the mind” and that every student, parent and teacher is capable of achieving great journeys. 

He is the creator of the highly regarded online teacher's resource

He is a best-selling author, speaker, and experienced educator with more than 29 years of classroom teaching experience.  He is the winner of seven prestigious awards for his work including the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence, and the Roberta Bondar Award for Science and Technology. 

Glavac’s book How to Make a Difference: Inspiring Students To Do Their Best is used by educators across Canada, the United States and around the world.  His first book, The Busy Educator’s Guide to the World Wide Web is used by educators across Canada and the United States.  Teaching Is… Moments that Inspire and Motivate Teachers to Make a Difference, is Marjan Glavac’s fourth book.

My Take on the Book
This was a beautifully done book that any teacher will appreciate. With both my wife, mother, father and many others in my family being educators, I have to say that all of the sentiments shared in this were ones that they (and I) could relate to easily. Saying this though, any person will come to a better understanding and appreciation for the work that teachers do in looking at the short thoughts shared by the author.

I truly can see this book being shared as a special gift for any teacher or teacher to be. I know that all will be impressed when you read this book!

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1 comment:

Marjan Glavac said...

Hello Dad of Divas,

Thank you very much for your review of my book "Teaching Is..."

You did a great job capturing what I wanted to say.

all the best,

Marjan Glavac