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    Author Name: Bill Collar

    Posted: July 22, 2019

    Course: EDUC 714A Personal Motivation and Maintaining a Postive Attitude in the Classroom

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    My name is Bill Collar, and I am pleased that my text is used in a course offered at Professional Development Courses at the University of La Verne.

     My book, Exceeding the Standards:  Teaching with Pride, Poise and Passion, is a product of 35 years of teaching.  It is based on the premise that all educators have greatness within them.  The challenge is to perform in a manner that brings out the best in every individual.  Readers are provided with numerous time-tested checklists that provide the opportunity for self-reflection.  I believe in reflective teaching and encourage individuals to utilize their creativity and life experiences to maximize the student learning experience.

    I believe every educator is unique and the path to educational excellence is based on a motivational formula consistent with personal growth in all aspects of life.  My experiences have taught me that a laughing classroom is a learning classroom and humor fosters a relaxed, but highly organized educational experience.  The subtitle, Teaching with Pride, Poise and Passion emphasizes the need for enthusiasm and commitment.  Illustrations, humorous anecdotes and practical advice make this book a significant step along the path to teaching success.

    Bill Collar, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

    In these trying times, it can be hard to remain positive in life as well as the classroom. This course is just what I need to become a better person and educator. I am going to register today! Can't wait to get started!
    commented by Marie - July 22, 2019

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