Pete Reilly’s new book “A Path With Heart” is a must read. Here is my review on Amazon:
Teaching is a profession of two loves. The love of learning and the love of helping students acquire a love of learning. This book looks at both of these loves and puts them into fascinating perspective with poignant stories from the classroom. Some folks claim that inspiring students is a genetic gift. Not true. “A Path with Heart” shows how a teacher, how anyone, can inspire others from within using practical, easily developed “soft skills”. Trust, respect, honesty flowing from teacher to student and back is goal that can be achieved.I remember all those education classes in college and grad school covering teaching methods, nomenclature and learning patterns. I wish I had read this book back in those days. Instead I had to endure my own mistakes usually resulting from not understanding my students.This is a great book and should be required reading not only for every prospective teacher but anyone who has an interest in education.