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Eight Habits of the Heart™ for Educators

Eight Habits of the Heart™ for Educators
Building Strong School Communities Through Timeless Values

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June 2013 | 152 pages | Corwin
"This book provides practical examples of how to change schools into learning communities for the betterment-personal and academic-of all students, teachers and principals. The weaving of personal stories with important messages for educators makes this an important book to be used for professional development."

-Diane Barone, Professor of Literary Studies, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno

"Clifton Taulbert uses his charismatic writing and inspirational stories to convey a powerful message. Teachers and educators who are interested in bringing the eight habits of the heart into their lives will find this book compelling and useful."

-Douglas Fisher, Professor, San Diego State University

"Eight Habits of the Heart™ for Educators is well suited for new as well as seasoned administrators looking to improve student achievement. New teacher mentoring programs would be an ideal place for many of the suggested activities. Weaving in the life experiences of the author, creates interest and provides the reader with a sense that putting the habits in place is very possible."

-Kay Lovelace Taylor, Principal Associate, KLT & Associates

"This book will appeal to teachers, administrators, school board members, and those studying to be educators. Clifton Taulbert's style is both intellectual and down-home and the book is organized for maximum effectiveness. It offers strategies without being strategy driven, is spiritual without being preachy, and provides opportunities for readers to look toward self-improvement while still feeling good about the progress they have already made."

-John C. Hughes, Principal , The Joseph R. Drake School, Bronx, NY

Find a renewed sense of purpose and mission by using the Eight Habits of the Heart!

How can we provide all our students with a first-class education with all the obstacles and challenges faced by today's schools? Based on his experiences growing up in the Mississippi Delta during the era of segregation, Clifton Taulbert shares time-honored principles that can transform the lives of the teachers, students, administrators, and staff within the school.

Through moving and inspirational stories, Taulbert explains the Eight Habits-nurturing attitude, dependability, responsibility, friendship, brotherhood, high expectations, courage, and hope-and how educators can implement them into their own lives and the life of their school.

This reader-friendly guide empowers educators with:

Real-life examples of educators successfully implementing the Eight Habits of the Heart

Intentional strategies and application sections to apply each habit in your classroom and school

Insightful reflective questions and personal assessments

About the Author
1. Building Community . . . The Foundation for Excellence
2. Building Community . . . The Human Touch
3. Building Community . . . Life Lessons From the Mississippi Delta
4. Nurturing Attitude: The First Habit of the Heart
5. Responsibility: The Second Habit of the Heart
6. Dependability: The Third Habit of the Heart
7. Friendship: The Fourth Habit of the Heart
8. Brotherhood: The Fifth Habit of the Heart
9. High Expectations: The Sixth Habit of the Heart
10. Courage: The Seventh Habit of the Heart
11. Hope: The Eighth Habit of the Heart
12. Building Community . . . Sustaining the Excellence

"Once again, Clifton Taulbert has reached the hearts and souls of people from all walks of life. He is an inspiration to educators, parents, and children. Clifton Taulbert is a true leader of the 21st century."

Mary Anne Haas, Executive Assistant to the President
International Schools Services

"Taulbert has written specifically to educators in this new volume, melding his experience with community building in business and government to his work with educators. The core of his message is building community and engaging in selfless service to students, who are our future. His message in general and in this book for educators is inspirational, relevant, and transformative. Taulbert knows what matters to us, to our children, and to the future of our society."

Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

For instructors

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