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“This is the best book on success factors related to learning that I have read. Debbie Silver does a masterful job of weaving theory, practice, research, popular literature, applications, and personal experiences together to provide readers with a multi-faceted presentation on each success factor.” (Karen L. Tichy, Associate Superintendent 2011-10-28)

“A truly fresh take on getting more from our kids! Read this book if you want to work smarter instead of harder and to bring enthusiasm back to your classroom or school.” (Scott Bailey, Principal 2011-10-28)

"This book is a wonderful and dynamic weaving of ageless wisdom, personal experience, and research-based knowledge of the art and science of effective teaching. Her writing is accessible, engaging, personal, and thought provoking, just as good teaching should be. Read this book!" (Chris Toy, Senior Partner 2011-11-02)

"This is a 'must read' book for anyone desiring to help young people become confident, self-directed learners. Readers will walk away not only challenged in their thinking, but with a multitude of strategies that help students develop the internal motivation so necessary for success in today’s world." (Patti Kinney, Associate Director 2011-11-04)

"The joy and energy that Debbie Silver brings to her amazing presentations shine on each page of this book. Every teacher will appreciate Silver’s enthusiasm and positive outlook. Use this book to infect your students with a love for learning!" (Dr. Danny Brassell, Author, Speaker & Founder 2011-11-14)

“Debbie Silver’s insightful book is a must read for anyone ready to embrace proven skills to help kids motivate themselves for success. Discarding practices that don't work, she illustrates parenting and classroom strategies that teach children productive habits, happiness and inspiration. This book will be shared and recommended for years to come!” (Dr. Monte Selby, educational speaker, author, and songwriter 2011-11-21)

"Debbie Silver's clear and effective responses to difficult classroom situations make so much sense, teachers and principals will use them as templates for decades to come. She makes connections among motivational theories and everyday practices that only someone with her intellect and experience can make, and she does it with a skilled storyteller’s craft and a gifted parent’s humanity. The book is revelatory." (Rick Wormeli, Author of "Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher" 2011-12-05)

“Dr. Silver brings together the key aspects of motivating young learners that help teachers and parents develop self-directed individuals. She presents important frameworks in accessible ways along with actionable, proven techniques. Recommended reading!” (Eduardo Briceño, CEO 2011-12-07)

The book uses a number of case studies and scenarios where the reader is asked to make the best choices in terms of dealing with situations. It also includes a discussion guide which proposes a number of discussion topics relating to each chapter. These would form a good basis for group discussion or for reflective practitioners. (SEN Magazine)

In readable, heartfelt prose, Debbie Silver offers pragmatic guidance on making all children independent, motivated, resilient and successful learners. I want my grandsons' teachers to memorize this book. (Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology)

About the Author

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Debbie Silver is truly a “teacher’s teacher!” She is a former science teacher and an award-winning educator with 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor. Her numerous recognitions include being named the 1990 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year and the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University. Along the way she has taught almost every grade level and most every kind of student.

Debbie is one of the most popular keynoters and professional development presenters in the United States. Audiences everywhere respond to her use of humor and sensitivity to remind them of how important teachers are in the lives of children. Her insights into student and teacher behavior are extraordinary. Through research-based theory, poignant stories, and hilarious characterizations she connects with the souls of all who are involved in education.

Dr. Silver has been an invited author for several educational journals and has given keynotes at state, national, and international conferences in 49 states, throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and Asia.

Debbie is the author of the bestselling book, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning. She is a co-author of Because You Teach and Middle School Matters. Songs she co-wrote with Monte Selby are featured on his latest cds. She and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Silver, have five grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren (so far). They live with two dogs in Melissa, Texas.

Debbie can be reached through her website: www.debbiesilver.com

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (22 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412998778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412998772
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,80,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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