THE TEACHER WITHIN
After 25 years of establishing and growing Transylvania College into a thriving school, years of delivering speaches at national and international events promoting education for the 21st century, authoring numerous articles and publications, Simona turned her expertise into co-authoring a book dedicated to teachers. ”The Teacher Within” is a journey for teachers and not only, to look within, find who they are and teach from the heart. Expanding her experience of being an educational pioneer of mindfulness in the classroom, Simona benefits the teaching profession, offering the support teachers need to pursue their noble calling day by day.The Teacher Within
”With their well-crafted book, Simona Baciu and Susan Shapiro have set a path that any educator can follow to unlock personal potential, improve and reinvigorate their own teaching practices, whilst modelling for their students the application of essential attitudes and skills for lifelong learning.”
Roderick D Fraser AM, Chairman Round Square Board of Trustees
„This book sings the praises of teaching and teachers, as well as being a manual for those practitioners who wish to perfect their craft with poise and joy. Its philosophy is simple – teaching based on values and self-awareness is authentic and engaging. On the practical side, its four-part plan of action is elegant and powerful. Don’t just read it – use it.
Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School Keystone Academy Beijing
At first glance, Quiet Time – a stress reduction meditation strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, – looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s. Twice daily, a gong sounds in the classroom and rowdy adolescents, who normally can’t sit still for 10 seconds, shut their eyes and try to clear their minds. The practice of meditation in schools deserves serious attention from parents and policymakers. An impressive array of studies shows that integrating meditation into a school’s daily routine can markedly improve the lives of students. If San Francisco schools Superintendent Richard Carranza has his way, Quiet Time could well spread citywide. Read more:...read more