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Apples & Chalkdust: 180 Inspirational Stories and Encouragement for Teachers [Hardcover]

By Vicki Caruana (Author)
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Item description for Apples & Chalkdust: 180 Inspirational Stories and Encouragement for Teachers by Vicki Caruana...

Brimming with deep wisdom and practical insight into all the special challenges and concerns teachers face daily, these meditations provide the crisp and satisfying daily refreshment teachers long for.

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You probably don't have to think very hard to recall a dedicated teacher who touched your life in a lasting way with encouragement and inspiration...teachers just have a way of knowing exactly what to do or say to help children and teens reach their highest potential. No wonder so many parents and kids are looking for a way to say thank you and return some of that inspiration. In this delightful, revised and updated, 10th Anniversary Edition, veteran educator Vicki Caruana meets teacher's right where they are, in the midst of flying chalkdust and papers to be graded. She provides refreshment and practical insights for embracing the challenges of teaching with renewed vigor and creativity.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Howard Books
Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.14" Width: 5.18" Height: 1.18"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2008
Publisher   Howard Publishing
Edition  Anniversary  
ISBN  1416564985  
ISBN13  9781416564980  

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More About Vicki Caruana

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust--named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on Starting Points, Focus on the Family's parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.

Vicki Caruana currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Apples & Chalkdust: Inspirational Stories and Encouragement for Teachers?

The following is a letter written to the author:  Jul 14, 2002
Dear Vicki,

I finally finished reading your book, Apples & Chalkdust. The book was given to me by my daughter, Christina Caruana Cary, as an early Father's Day gift. Seeing my last name in a book was an interesting experience in itself, but the subject matter really motivated me even more. You see, I am a retired high school teacher of 31 years.
Much of what I read in Apples & Chalkdust advances the teaching profession. The author's experience and examples gives us a higher level of understanding of what it means to be a teacher. Her positive suggestions and relevant quotations show much insight into the meaning of being in the center of life's most important job, the passing on of Man's achievements to future generations. Vicki's evaluation should be required reading for educations classes for future teachers.

Angelo Caruana
31 years distinguished service
Rockford Public Schools

Inspirational!  Jun 20, 2002
I bought this book as a gift for the preschool teacher who works with my son. I just received the book and had to read it. It was sweet, touching, and motivational. They were simple two page stories. The anecdote for the stories set the tone nicely. These pages had pearls of wisdom. I have decided to keep the book because I am a teacher too. I am sure this will come in handy towards the middle of the year. I guess I have to buy another one! If you need a book for a quick pick me up, this is the one!
Inspirational!  Dec 26, 2001
As an educator, I enjoyed the stories in this book. There was a quote for each two page entry which prepared me for the story to come. I could relate to every story, whether it was something that I had experienced or heard about. Teachers often get caught up in the discussion in the lunchroom. This book will remind you to stay away and think positive. This book reminded me why I decided to become a teacher. Just like many other teachers, I am at school or doing schoolwork all hours of the day and night. The stories in this book touched my heart and reminded me that all that work is worth it!!
Great Gift for Teachers in this Teacher's Opinion  Sep 14, 2001
I received this as a gift from one of my students. It's full of wonderfully interesting and uplifting stories. It made for some very encouraging reading at the tail end of my planning before the kids came back in and when I just needed a little pick-me-up.
The Ultimate Teacher's Book  Apr 25, 2000
From apples to chalkdust, this book doesn't miss a beat! The author in a concise, humorous, and straight-forward manner relates "chicken soup"-style teacher stories that are lessons for every teacher--new and experienced. After 30 years in teaching, I must say that I have experienced most of the lessons about which Ms. Carvana writes. It is a fast read, yet a guide that each teacher should have on his or her desk to refer to often. It was truly inspirational and enjoyable!

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