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Publisher's Summary

Average schools don't inspire greatness - and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners.

In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these "soft skills" can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of 21st-century learning. You'll learn:

  • How to reach those who seem unreachable
  • What to do when students disengage or drop out of school
  • How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered
  • How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best
©2017 Jimmy Casas (P)2018 Tantor

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Inspiring!

Loved this book. The ideas are common-sense, easy to implement, and essential for building a positive school culture. It is one I will return to again for more inspiration.

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  • Jennifer270
  • 2018-10-04

MUST READ for every educator!

Wish this was a required read for every teacher. AMAZING stories that made finishing this book quickly easy. The author was the narrator, adding a bonus benefit for audio listeners. My favorite part was the story of the shuttle bus driver. I had to pause the book and call my forth grade teacher. Yes. It is THAT inspiring. This book calls to action all that we should be doing. Whatever it takes. I'll read again. -6th grade teacher

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  • WinthropCunningham
  • 2019-03-03

stick with this one

Initially I was underwhelmed with this book. Jimmy's reading voice seemed very unenthusiastic, almost bored. I also thought it was just going to be a bunch of feel good cliches and buzz words that leave you with very little in the way of actionable ideas and practices. However, the book really picks up after about the 3rd chapter. Jimmys passion for education is inspiring and his advice is timeless. He really drives home the practices we need to be using to create successful school cultures. The book is slightly more geared for administrators, but I am a teacher and I found it very applicable as well. I shared some of the ideas with my administrator. This would be a great book for a book club. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Nicholas Turon
  • 2018-08-10

Wish I Had the Hardcopy

Inspiring listen filled with practical advice to inpliment right now and reflection questions at the end of each chapter. The only downside of the audiobook is that it is difficult to go back and "reread" the ideas. Certainly worth getting the hardcopy for continued reference.

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  • John
  • 2021-05-05

Inspiring

I felt I have a lot in common with the author.
His dedication and his tenacity to rise above the status quo is refreshing. I enjoyed the book and the personal stories were a great touch.

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  • D.J.
  • 2020-12-11

Not your typical staff meeting

This is an emotional journey to academic success that all effective educators need to travel together.

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  • Andrea Sowell
  • 2020-10-21

awesome!

this book is huge for the world of education. even if you plan to stay in the classroom your whole life this perfect!

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  • Leah Keenan
  • 2020-05-10

So relevant to my own life

I never write reviews but this book was simply incredible. I listened to it and finished it within the first 24 hours of starting it. So many points were so relevant to my own life as an educator. It actually helped me determine my dissertation topic. I got the book on audiobook but I will be buying the hard copy to add to my library. Fantastic book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-13

Wonderful

This book was well written, full of insight, and read by an excellent speaker. Excelsior.

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  • Joseph H Phillips, II
  • 2020-01-28

A must read for every educator.

Very profound! Great incite into how to motivate and create positive culture in any building.

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  • margaret Gomez
  • 2020-01-24

WOW!!! Listen and Read this one!!

outstanding narration and content. This book is definitely going to be one of my faves