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Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

By: Timothy D. Kanold

Use this resource to reflect on your professional journey and discover how to foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools.

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Support Your Passion for Your Profession and Become a More Effective Educator

This inspiring book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career. For teachers, understand how teacher motivation, teacher-student relationships, and collaborative teaching all affect your self-efficacy, career, and professional development. For school leaders and administrators, discover your impact on staff, students, and school culture as you progress in your career and gain perspective on creating sustainable change.

The author writes in a conversational manner as he offers his own anecdotes and reflections on being a professional teacher and leader to help readers uncover their professional impact, increase personal teaching efficacy, and foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools.

Discover Your Answer to the Question “Why Teach” and Advance Your Career in Education:

  • Examine five unique HEART aspects of your professional life: Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk, and Thought.
  • Reflect on your journey and the personal and professional qualities of the teacher or leader you want to be.
  • Discover your distinctive heartprint on your students and colleagues, and decide what the qualities of a good teacher or leader are for you.
  • Gain personal development plan ideas and inspirational insights for your work life from Dr. Kanold as well as dozens of thought leaders and researchers inside and outside of the educational profession.
  • Connect your professional life to each chapter and embed your personal and professional story into the book.
  • Reconnect to the emotion, passion, energy, growth, and collaborative intimacy expected when joining the teaching profession.
  • Use the book as part of professional development for teachers in a group book study.
  • Build collective teacher efficacy and academic optimism by using the resource as a book study for professional development.

Related Topics

Educator WellnessLeadershipProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning CommunitiesSchool ImprovementTeacher Efficacy

Additional Information

Product Code: BKF749, EKF351

ISBN: 9781943874439

Published By: Solution Tree

“Tim gives each reader a chance to reflect and decide whether they have the passion and the will for the work of our profession. HEART! is elegantly courageous. HEART! transitions the reader from book, to journal, to professional diary. Clever.”

Bill Barnes, director of curricular programs, Howard County Public School System, Maryland

“Tim’s rawness and authenticity tugs at the emotions of the readers. His anecdotes connect educators to the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual realms of their work. HEART! is a compelling contribution to all educators for everyday life and learning.”

Nathan D. Lang-Raad, presenter, speaker, and writer

HEART! is Tim’s best work ever. I found myself so engaged that I was reading it just for the sake of reading it. Making my own notes and coming to grips that I have so much work to do in my professional life.”

Matthew R. Larson, K–12 mathematics curriculum specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska; president, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

“I want to share HEART! with my principal friends to make sure my entire district has the chance to be inspired. This book is a tremendous book study and tool for the PLC toolbox.”

Scott Carr, principal, Heritage Middle School, Missouri

“This book tells a rich story that will influence and impact a first-year teacher to one who has long since retired. It affirms the difficult choices made and time spent educating students who shape our future. It will reshape a toxic culture and help teachers and leaders to look inward at their impact on that culture.”

Sarah Schuhl, consultant specializing in PLCs, assessment, school improvement, and mathematics

“This book is a revival of the spirit, an inspiration! I hope to infuse the passion and the HEART! of this book into my work with teachers and schools. This is a book every principal can use with every staff member to challenge them to be their best.”

Jessica McIntyre, principal, Aptakisic Junior High School, Illinois

“Reading the book felt as though I was engaging the author in a casual but engrossing classroom discussion. As much a peer as a guide, Dr. Kanold clearly provides convincing evidence that will help us to be more effective educators.”

Suzi Mast, director of K–12 mathematics standards, Arizona Department of Education

“It is must reading for everybody who seeks fulfillment, unbounded joy, and deep purpose in the journey called life.”

Janis Fine, PhD, associate professor emerita, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

“I am loving the book Heart! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader by Timothy Kanold. One of my values is to do work that is real—work that makes a difference in others’ lives—work that has an impact on the future. Chapter 5, ‘Wanted: Persons of Positive Character and Hope,’ reminded me that hope has to be an action.”

“The best part of this book is that all of the wisdom is tailored toward the challenges of education; the emotional, physical and psychological aspects are addressed throughout in a really organic way. He casually mentions some of the great minds of today, including Brene Brown and Carol Dweck, alongside President Lincoln and Pythagoras, which leaves the reader with a sweeping sense of continuity on the topic of having heart.”

Amber Chandler, middle school teacher, Frontier Middle School, New York, for Getting Smart

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