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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This inspiring resource 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. The author writes in a conversational, humorous manner as he offers his own anecdotes and reflections to help readers uncover their professional impact and foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools.

  • Examine five unique HEART aspects of your professional life: Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk, and Thought.
  • Reflect on your professional journey and discover your distinctive heartprint on your students and colleagues.
  • Gain wisdom 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.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to connect your professional life to each chapter and embed your personal and professional story into the book.
  • Use the book as part of a professional group book study with your colleagues and friends at your school.
  • Connect and reconnect to the emotion, passion, energy, growth, and collaborative intimacy expected when you choose to become part of the education profession.

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Product Code: BKF749

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 Lang, 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, middle-level reconfiguration coordinator, Liberty Public Schools, 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

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