Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What People Are Saying

We have been getting great feedback from people in the world of education. After reading a review copy of the book, here are just some of the things being said:
"Conversations with America's Best Teachers provides valuable advice and creative methods for dealing with many of the problems teachers face in classrooms all over the country. Every teacher should read this book."
- Richard Riley
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
"This is a book you need to read if you want to be-- not just a better teacher-- but one of the best teachers!"
- Harry Wong
Author, The First Days of School
"Towne may not have had America's best teachers in school, but his book provides a national service in helping create more of them. Everyone with an interest in education- and that should include everyone- should read this book and will be glad they did."
- Milton ChenExecutive Director, George Lucas Educational Foundation
"You can open Towne's book on any page and find wisdom."
- Jay Mathews
Washington Post

"Right out of the mouths of a remarkable collection of teachers. A pleasure to read!"

- Deborah Meier
NYU Steinhardt School of Education

"This book renews our faith in the world's most important profession."

- Dr. Spencer Kagan
Author, Kagan Cooperative Learning

"Towne makes an invaluable contribution to the debate over how to provide a quality education to all students, regardless of their backgrounds. It couldn't come at a more propitious time."

- Walt Gardner
Education Writer

"Conversations with America's Best Teachers makes a tremendously powerful case for teachers as empowered leaders."

- Virginia B. Edwards
Editor, Education Week / Teacher Magazine

"The valuable insights of successful teachers in Conversations with America's Best Teachers will not only benefit other teachers looking for solutions, but anyone who wants to know the real joys and challenges of the most important work in this country."

- Michelle Rhee
Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools

"Worthwhile reading for educators, policymakers, and anyone interested in transforming today's public education system."

- Dennis Van Roekel
President, National Education Association

"Towne has done a great public service to all those who care about educating our children by highlighting great teachers and the work they do."

- Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

"I hope this book becomes a primer for teachers in training."

- Kathleen A. Carpenter
Editor, TeachersNet Gazette
"These pages will inspire awe, appreciation, and sometimes shock at what is required to excel in the world's most important profession. I hope that every teacher -- and every school administrator -- reads this book!"
- Eric Adler
Co-Founder & Managing Director, The SEED Foundation
"Inspirational! A must read for every teacher and parent. Both new and experienced teachers can benefit from the wisdom of these accomplished educators."
- Joe Aguerrebere
President, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
"Conversations with America's Best Teachers is a much needed addition to the education reform literature."
- Robert Hughes
President, New Visions for Public Schools
"A must read for all teachers, new and experienced!"
- Patirck F. Bassett
President, National Association of Independent Schools
"Towne has written a book for everyone who cares about students, our schools, and America's future."
- Karen Symms Gallagher
Dean, USC Rossier School of Education

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