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`Read Pdf æ A Heart Full of Children: Stories for Teachers and Parents Ê An accountant s head is full of numbers A banker s head must be full of money A writer s head is full of words, a plumber s is full of pipes, and a musician s full of music A teacher s head, of course, is full of children I remember them all Teachers and parents have long memories We remember all the wonderful and not so wonderful things about our children We think we are teaching them, but when we really stop to think about it, they are teaching us And what do we learn We learn to live with passion, to stand on tip toes, to pull ourselves up when we fall down, and to see the world with wonder These stories will help teachers and parents remember that wonder For the key to wonder is not found in the head, but in the heart Lisa Marie Scotto is a mother, stepmother, grandmother, teacher, and author of Wake Up and Smell the Dirty Diapers Stories for Tired Parents Her column A Parent s View has been helping parents cope for over twenty years This book includes some of her best stories from school This book is must read for teachers, parents and anyone with children in their lives I knew upon reading the first story in the book and needing to fetch a box of tissues, that it was going to be a journey In the forward, the author takes you to a beginning of the year teacher staff meeting where the administration asks that all teachers submit a goal for the year One teacher announces that her goal for the year is to get her math test scores up The author is horrified, she acknowledges th This book is must read for teachers, parents and anyone with children in their lives I knew upon reading the first story in the book and needing to fetch a box of tissues, that it was going to be a journey In the forward, the author takes you to a beginning of the year teacher staff meeting where the administration asks that all teachers submit a goal for the year One teacher announces that her goal for the year is to get her math test scores up The author is horrified, she acknowledges the test score necessity but can t help but be saddened and angered and disturbed by this as a goal At this point in the book I m agreeing and nodding And then the book launches into the first story, My Goal, and I lose it This first story it the author s written submission to the principal of her goal for the year But it s really so muchthan that it s a mission statement, a gentle battle cry, a promise Her goal, as I read it, is to create a love of learning that would foster an understanding and eventual application of things learned I hope the author doesn t mind if I include just the very first few lines, they re so inspiring My goal this year is to educate the hearts and minds of my students I want them to realize that there is so much to know, So much to love, So much to wonder about, And so much to share If you ve ever had one of those teachers that inspired or awakened a love of learning in you mine was Mrs Donavan 1st grade love of science you ll see them reflected in this authors words and stories This book is filled with touching and poignant moments and humorous ones too It would be rejuvenating to seasoned teachers and inspiring to new or prospective ones It was a great read I received a copy of this book from the author after entering to win a free copy I am glad that I was chosen as this was one of the best books that I have ever read I doubt I would have even heard of this book if it was not for entering the contest.Where do I even start First, it is an easy read Not a lot of pages and I was able to finish it in a couple of hours, taking breaks to attempt to complete chores only to stop them half way through so I could get back to this book I know how busy t I received a copy of this book from the author after entering to win a free copy I am glad that I was chosen as this was one of the best books that I have ever read I doubt I would have even heard of this book if it was not for entering the contest.Where do I even start First, it is an easy read Not a lot of pages and I was able to finish it in a couple of hours, taking breaks to attempt to complete chores only to stop them half way through so I could get back to this book I know how busy teachers are I am only a sub as teaching jobs are scarce in my area so this is a great book for them to grab when they want to read but do not have time for a 1,000 page book Second, I feel like I will be a better teacher and parent after reading this book I think teachers forget that each little guy or girl that comes into their classroom is a treasure We treat students like numbers or we think to ourselves, Oh, here comes the kid who talks all the time I feel like this book taught me to stop and truly get to know a child Perhaps they talk all the time in school because no one is at home to listen.Third, I have cancer It has spread throughout my body and surgery has worked ok so far but I go in this week to have tumors from my brain removed I always worry that my children will act up in school because they might be worried Then I read the chapter in this book where a little boy s dad dies of cancer and he is sad for a couple of days but then keeps on going and behaving because he learned well from both mom and dad I believe that my sons will do the same thing, whatever my health is like I could go on and on about how wonderful this book is but I am hoping that the people who are reading this will go out and get the book for themselves It is so good Also, it would be a great gift idea for teachers, coaches, etc Thank you to the author for such a wonderful book I will cherish it always I really wanted to like this book My mom is a teacher and I am in school to become one myself I really enjoy listening to my mom s stories, but for some reason these just didn t do it for me I liked a select few of the many stories Mostly, though, I was disappointed in both the writing style and the obvious personal views of the author.For instance, in her story called Goody Two Shoes, she idolizes the good child and talks about how the bad child pulls everyone else off task I have been I really wanted to like this book My mom is a teacher and I am in school to become one myself I really enjoy listening to my mom s stories, but for some reason these just didn t do it for me I liked a select few of the many stories Mostly, though, I was disappointed in both the writing style and the obvious personal views of the author.For instance, in her story called Goody Two Shoes, she idolizes the good child and talks about how the bad child pulls everyone else off task I have been taught that there are no bad children and to never think of a child as bad A child may have disruptive behavior, but that can be helped over time I also got the impression that this author had not worked with many diverse students racially, culturally, or socioeconomically The way she talked about her students and parents seemed very mono cultural and flat.I very much wanted to love this book and the author s stories, but I just couldn t do it In addition, I was put off by the cover It doesn t look like the cover of a legit published book, rather a home made book that someone had just decided to start selling