Educators are natural pioneers; they have always been the transmitters and transformers of history. Courageous educators have changed the very course of our culture by taking risks and challenging prevailing systems. Somewhere along the way, however, that sense of audacity has diminished.
Overuse of accountability agents ranging from uniformity, bell curves, statistics and threats of litigation threaten to compress our educational systems into a linear track devoid of color, creativity and diversity. Diverse personalities, fresh ideas and new strategies are required to sidestep the narrow, one-size-fits-all path of today's school systems. As the world becomes more diverse, teachers need to lead the way in embracing their own distinct approaches.
The Rogue Educator concept is best explained by taking a look at specific teacher qualities and possible paradigm shifts for each one. The Rogue Educator book is a collection of easy-to-read, familiar, and memorable characters that will resonate with all instructional leaders and professionals. Teachers and other educators will recognize a bit of themselves in the profiles and will learn new ways to capitalize on their own personalities by making the classroom—and the school--a more positive and supportive environment for all.
Part I: Introducing the Rogue Educator
Chapter 1--What is a Rogue Educator?
Chapter 2—Transforming from Teacher to Rogue Educator
Part II: The Archetypes
Chapter 3—The Anti-Establishment
Chapter 4—The Bubble
Chapter 5—The Catapult of Knowledge
Chapter 6—The Chicken Coop
Chapter 7—The Comedian/Improv. Artist
Chapter 8—The Cracked Mirror
Chapter 9—The Culture Collector
Chapter 10—The Equalizer
Chapter 11—The Executive
Chapter 12—The Flare
Chapter 13—The Ghost
Chapter 14—The Judge
Chapter 15—The Laid-Way-Back Machine
Chapter 16—The Leaf Pile
Chapter 17—The Lollipop
Chapter 18—The Mayor
Chapter 19—The New and Improved Model
Chapter 20—The Niche
Chapter 21—The Octopus
Chapter 22—The Orphanage
Chapter 23—The Pet Shop
Chapter 24—The Playground Legend
Chapter 25—The Pugilist
Chapter 26—The Robot
Chapter 27—The Sandman
Chapter 28—The Seasoner
Chapter 29—The Special Educator
Chapter 30—The Supernova
Chapter 31--The Vitae
Chapter 32—The Weeping Willow
Part III: From Archetypes to Prototypes
Chapter 33—Building Rogue Educators
Chapter 34—Developing the Courage to become a Rogue Educator
Chapter 35—Embracing the Future as a Rogue Educator
About the Authors
The Rogue Educator approaches education from a refreshing and unique view, providing alternative ways to enhance the art of teaching, thus improving the student experience.
As a 15 year teaching veteran, I understand the flexibility needed to assist parents and guide children in the educational process. This book perfectly captures a few of my own challenges at various moments in my career, and also highlights recognizable personalities in some of my colleagues. The Rogue Educator will support teachers as they reflect on their role and develop the courage to improve their craft.
The Rogue Educator uses a clever, sophisticated style to shed light on issues that impact teachers. Parents and educators alike will enjoy this witty and humorous book that will have readers laughing, reminiscing, and thinking about better serving the millions of students who attend our schools.