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Top Ten Reasons Why You Suspect Your Teacher Believes in Invitational Education

Susan Notes:

The Alliance for Invitational Education® is dedicated to democratic principles, that is, to being ethically committed to seeing all people as able, valuable, and responsible, to valuing cooperation and collaboration. Visit their website and ask yourself how many of these principles apply to your practice.

by Daniel E. Shaw, Ph.D.

10. Greets you with a smile, even though you misbehaved yesterday.

9. Her room is full of interesting things to look at and do.

8. Thinks recess is a prerequisite for the three R's.

7. Praises you in public, corrects you in private.

6. Staying after school is a treat not a punishment.

5. When the music teacher comes, your teacher stays in the room and sings.

4. Answers the silliest of questions with sincerity.

3. Last years students are always visiting.

2. Reads stories out loud, even to the senior class.

And the #1 reason why you suspect your teacher believes in Invitational Education is.
1. Always so darn "Perky."

Daniel E. Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

— Daniel E. Shaw, Ph.D.
Invitational Education Website



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