"We all want our children to do better in school," says Powell. "The education they are now getting, for the most part, is inadequate for the digital age and survival in a global community."
Pittsburgh (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
In "Making Peasants into Kings" (published by AuthorHouse), experienced educator Jay C. Powell brings his expertise to a wider audience, offering them a glimpse into how he created productive, successful classroom communities.
"Making Peasants into Kings" is a research-based solution to the essential problem facing American education today. However, it is not an academic tome; instead, it is largely an autobiographical narrative written as a series of theme-based anecdotes that tell how Powell had spectacular success as a teacher.
His approach is to look carefully at what his students are doing, particularly at what is causing the errors they are making, figure out a way to get them thinking more thoroughly, try an intervention he invented, observe the results and repeat this cycle over and over again, making the adjustment the results suggested. He shows his students how to do the same thing as they learned in a hands-on context, so they are learning how to think more deeply, to teach themselves and become profound thinkers, lifelong learners, finding and expressing their talents.
Powell hopes his book helps spark new ideas for parents, educators and policy makers. "We all want our children to do better in school," says Powell. "The education they are now getting, for the most part, is inadequate for the digital age and survival in a global community."
About the Author
Jay C. Powell has taught at every level of schooling from the third grade through graduate school in a wide variety of settings and with great success. Now retired, he lives and writes in Pittsburgh.
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