I just finished my first teachery book of the summer, and I must say I picked a great one to start things off with. My blogging friend, Barbara, just released her book What's Under Your Cape? It's based on the principles of character that she lives out and teaches as a counselor at an elementary school in Texas. I love the idea that character is a super power and our students are superheroes when they not only know about character but show it in all the many facets she so skillfully explains.
Children are naturally drawn to superheroes in their make-believe worlds. Why not draw on that interest to teach what real-live superheroes are like? Not to mention the fact, and this is the point of the book, they can be superheroes too. Barbara addresses the characteristics of a superhero and provides many practical and engaging ways to teach and instill those qualities in our students. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in teaching not only to the head, but to the heart.
Click on the book to order your own copy at Amazon. You can also find it online at Barnes & Noble.
Click on the above graphic to visit Barbara's blog. It's a wonderful thing.
Thank you Barbara for sharing your love for kids and character. I feel like my toolbox for finding and bringing out the greatness in my students is overflowing after reading your book. I'm a better teacher because of you.
Thank you Deanna Jump for the linky.