Interested in accelerating the learning curve of your students? Apply the five steps in chapter 6 and you'll see it happen. Want to learn how to jump-start a child's confidence and self-esteem? See chapter 3. What's the one question you can ask that will get parents and others to see new options and give you their commitment? That question is answered on page 115.
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National Alliance for Youth Sports
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Sunnyside Elementary School
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New Palestine Elementary
New Palestine, IN
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Montvale Elementary School
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West Jefferson, NC
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Lincoln East High School
Nebraska Teacher of the Year
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Oak Grove School District
San Jose, CA