This inspiring book presents the heartprint: the distinct impression an educator’s heart makes on students and colleagues during his or her career. For teachers, understand how teacher motivation, teacher-student relationships, and collaborative teaching all affect your career and professional development. For school leaders, discover your impact on staff, students, and culture as you progress in your career. Kanold writes in a conversational manner, offering his own anecdotes and reflections on being a professional teacher, to help readers uncover their impact on student learning and foster heart-centered classrooms and schools.
Examine the 5 HEART aspects of your professional life:
Happiness: a passion for teaching, a purpose, and a desire to positively impact education
Engagement: teacher motivation, energy, and effort necessary to impact student learning
Alliances: relationships, collaborative teaching, and teacher support
Risk: vision-focused risk taking to create sustainable change in schools
Thought: the knowledge and professional development integral to advancing your career
Discover Your Answer to the Question “Why Teach” and Advance Your Career in Education:
- Reflect on your journey and the personal and professional qualities of the teacher or leader you want to be.
- Discover your distinctive heartprint on your students and colleagues, and decide what the qualities of a good teacher are for you.
- Gain personal development plan ideas and inspirational insights from Kanold as well as dozens of thought leaders and researchers.
- Connect your professional life to each chapter and reconnect to the emotion, passion, energy, growth, and collaborative intimacy expected when joining the teaching profession.
- Use the book as part of professional development for teachers in a group book study.
Part 1: H for Happiness
Chapter 1: The Happiness Dilemma
Chapter 2: The Happiness-Passion Connection
Chapter 3: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Chapter 4: Got Compassion? Check!
Chapter 5: Wanted–Persons of Positive Character and Hope
Chapter 6: The Joy-Gratitude-Stability Connection
Chapter 7: Why Should We Weep?
Final Thoughts: The World Happiness Report
Part 2: E for Engagement
Chapter 8: Gallup Says–Full Engagement Not Ahead
Chapter 9: Getting Engaged!
Chapter 10: It’s Energy, Not Time
Chapter 11: Name That Energy Quadrant
Chapter 12: Avoid the Quadrant III Drift
Chapter 13: Quadrant II Time Required
Chapter 14: Grit–Deliberate Daily Practice
Final Thoughts: The MTXE Perspective
Part 3: A for Alliances
Chapter 15: The Primary Purposes of Collaboration
Chapter 16: PLCs–Serving the Greater Good
Chapter 17: Oh, the Inequity Places We’ll Go!
Chapter 18: Reduce Our Professional Noise
Chapter 19: Relational Intelligence Required
Chapter 20: What Are Those Black Boxes?
Chapter 21: Celebration–Making Above and Beyond the Norm the Norm
Final Thoughts: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Part 4: R for Risk
Chapter 22: What’s in a Goal?
Chapter 23: Shared Purpose–Each and Every Child Can Learn
Chapter 24: Results or Persons?
Chapter 25: The Risk-Vision Dependency
Chapter 26: Build Trust the Millennial Way
Chapter 27: Fixed or Growth Mindset?
Chapter 28: Warning–Entropy Ahead!
Final Thoughts: A Sense of Urgency
Part 5: T for Thought
Chapter 29: Your Great Adventure!
Chapter 30: Your Voice of Wisdom
Chapter 31: Clean Up the Climate
Chapter 32: Become a Feedback Fanatic
Chapter 33: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Final Thoughts: Hold the Mayo!