Hawker Brownlow Education

Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and Conviction: Helping Our Students Become Literate, Considerate, Passionate Human Beings

Author: Heather Hollis

Availability: In Stock

Code: PBP3042

ISBN: 9781760563042

No of Pages: 92

Publish date: 10/04/2017

Price: $29.95


How can teachers make their literacy classrooms a place of
joy? Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and
argues that fun, caring and passion are the key to a shame-free,
healthy classroom that nurtures students in mind, body and spirit.

Teaching is serious business, but this
remarkable book demonstrates that serious learning can happen in classrooms
that encourage kids to learn with joy and laughter. A wealth of simple
strategies and activities throughout the book help teachers build communities
that promote strong literacy skills and create mindful classrooms where
students are free to speak with compassion, write with conviction and read with

Based on years of classroom experience, Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and

  • focuses on the latest science and research
    that tells us that learning without engagement isn’t learning

  • offers strategies that will inspire students
    to value their lives as literacy learners and as human beings

  • explores the power of humour with hands-on
    activities that engage students in meaningful reading, writing, listening and

  • introduces techniques for using read-alouds
    to build empathy, guiding students toward books they can relate to, and freeing
    students to develop their own stories that demonstrate compassion

  • strive to nurture students who can express
    their opinions respectfully and act on their core beliefs with their growing
    literacy skills.

Ideal for new and experienced teachers, this practical book
shows teachers how to inspire students to do better, think better and live