Kenosha, WI (Vocus) March 19, 2010
The continuing erosion and weakening of education in America accompanied by growing societal problems have mired the entire system and handicapped the preparation of our students for achieving productive and meaningful lives in the global economy. Aiming at shedding light on these problems, author Terry Lawler releases, through Xlibris, his new book Learning Curve and offers rational solutions for working our way back to sound educational practices and philosophies.
Learning Curve is a collection of essays which examine the state of education in America. This enriching book provides insights that shed light on today’s major educational issues in the country, calling for basic, commonsense solutions for returning our schools to greatness. Drawing from over four decades of teaching experience, Lawler offers advice for educators, students and parents. Though some of the suggested solutions are controversial, Lawler presents them with focus, brevity, and honesty.
Anyone who cares deeply about this vitally relevant subject will find Learning Curve an indispensable instrument for gleaning keen perspectives, innovative ideas, and feasible ways to achieve a more fulfilling life. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
A Wisconsin native, Terry Lawler attended public schools in Suamico, Stevens Point, Madison, and Janesville. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He taught English at Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, for over thirty-three years, fourteen as department chairman, retiring in 2002.That same year, Mr. Lawler started writing for the Wisconsin Education Association and founded, with business partner Buzz Englund, E&L Educational Enterprises, providing tutoring services for students and adults. Lawler conceived and holds the copyright for Allusionary, an educational game.
In 2005, Lawler became a certified celebrant, a lay person trained to conduct funeral services for families without a religious affiliation or who wish a non traditional service for their loved ones. He has performed over three dozen life celebrations through Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Four years ago, Lawler began writing for the Kenosha News, starting out as a guest columnist. His education column “Learning Curve” now appears bi-monthly in the paper. In 2009, Lawler and Cliff Kohler founded MY-N-ERGY, LLC, a green energy company specializing in wind and solar power.
In addition, he has acted and directed professionally for Brown-Ullstrup productions, portraying the title character in Lois Lowry’s The Giver and originating the role of Clarence Darrow in And on the Eighth Day, a new play about the Scopes trial. Terry Lawler is a tireless advocate for educators and students. He continues to be involved in education through his tutoring and as a frequent guest lecturer at local public schools and colleges.
LEARNING CURVE * by Terry Lawler
Seeking Common Sense in Education
Publication Date: March 12, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4500-5104-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 180 pages; 978-1-4500-5105-7
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