(PRWEB) June 23, 2014
MIAMI – Each person has some kind of attitude or concept of life. Many times this attitude or concept could become one’s epitaph at the end of life. Therefore, one might find many different answers to the question “How do you see your life?”
“Words to Live By”, written by Dr. Willie E. Williams, is an inspiring collection of words and sayings on life’s metaphors. These unspoken metaphors may influence life more than one realizes. They determine expectations, values, relationships, goals, successes, and priorities. Through his work with teachers around the world, and the way that he was taught, Williams learned that teaching by metaphors can be very effective in helping to connect the key elements of “who I am”, “where I work”, and “how I teach.”
These metaphors, selected after careful analysis of his teaching practice (with its context revised and updated) based on an ongoing reevaluation of his work, are uniquely his own and are connected to his understanding of his work as a teacher and himself. They serve as lenses that allow for imaginative expression of his professional and personal self while also ensuring a connection to and a critical examination of his teaching practice. They grew from within him based on his own understanding of who, where and how he is. They have been collected over time and have not been characterized according to kind, source, or author, but by accumulation and number.
Readers will also find in this book some of Williams’ favorite poems, sayings, and some Bible chapters that he has committed to memory to enhance his knowledge and inspire him with some of the things that he learned and teach. From his education, teaching, army experience and life as a public speaker, Dr. Willie E. Williams’ “Words to Live By” is indeed an educational, thought-provoking and motivational read that relates to how words are used to accumulate and recall knowledge.
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About the Author
Willie E. Williams, PH.D spent his formative years in the segregated south (Texas); where he was born and raised. His early education was in all black segregated schools through high school, college, and graduate school. His first integrated school was post graduate at the University of Colorado in Boulder—a workshop for high school teachers. He has been the top student in most of his prior classes; but he found out that he had to study a little harder to keep up (harder to stay ahead) in this class of 300 (mostly white) teachers. He finished as one black out four top students in the class.
From his education, his teaching, his army experience, and life of speaking he was put in a good position to write. “Words to Live By” comes from a teacher retired afterforty two years of teaching. He has, through his career, been a graduate assistant, an elementary teacher, a high school teacher, a college teacher, a federal evaluator of Title 1 Schools and the College Title IX program.
Words to Live By * by Dr. Willie E. Williams
How Do You See Your Life?
Publication Date: October 23, 2013
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