Book Study: Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope by Manny Scott
As Manny Scott travels the world speaking to students and educators, he meets young people whose stories sound a lot like his own—a childhood that was marked by poverty, instability, violence, and despair until a few caring educators showed him how to find meaning in the classroom and gave him a glimpse of his own possibilities. So many kids he meets today need this kind of hope and practical assistance. But with all that is already on educators’ plates, what can an individual teacher do to help traumatized children believe in themselves, succeed in school, and graduate prepared for work and life?
Here, you’ll find answers. With the same passion that inspires so many who hear him speak, Scott presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who desperately need someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students’ trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.
Join us for this five (5) week Book Study and explore how you can change your perspective as an educator while enhancing the impact you have on the students that depend on you.
October 14th - November 18th
Week 1. Online Meeting October 14th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Read and Reflect Intro, & Chapters 1-2, & About the author. Due October 16th, 2020
Week 2. Read and Reflect Chapter 3. Due October 23, 2020
Week 3. Online Meeting October 28th 4:30-5:30 pm
Read and Reflect Chapters 4 & 5. Due October 30, 2020
Week 4. Read and Reflect Chapters 6 & 7. Due November 6, 2020
Week 5. Online Meeting November 10th, 4:30-5:30 pm
Read and Reflect Chapter 8, Final Assignments. Due November 18, 2020