Teaching (& parenting) in today's world has become a major challenge but imagine trying to educate individuals with special needs such as Downs-syndrome, profound autism, learning & behavioral disorders, authority issues, cerebral palsy, and even medically fragile conditions. Dr. Laz shows us that it can be done in a meaningful and fun way, as long as we become knowledgable and effective care-givers and teachers, making the switch to a more child-centered approach. In this new book, Dr. Laz utilizes a variety of classroom-proven, motivational and exciting techniques to reach his most difficult students, including expressive arts therapies, experiential education, hands-on music and science, peer interactive learning, ropes course activities, black light theatre, and much more.
It’s an uplifting story, one that will benefit teachers, parents, university students in the field of education, and, in fact, anyone looking for an inspiring read.
Dr. Laz is the recipient of two "Teacher of the Year" awards from the Buffalo, NY public school system in 1980 and from Broward County public schools (6th largest school district in the USA) in 2007. He's been teaching full time for close to 40 years and was one of five educators to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 2008.
"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in education. It really works - for any teacher, any student, for any subject!" BillGardner, Teach.com