Become a teacher who truly inspires students to learn and grow! This bestselling book—from Routledge and Franklin Covey, the company that brought you The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—is filled with practical and heartfelt advice that will resonate with teachers at all stages of their careers. The book will guide you through a simple four step process to building high-trust relationships and unleashing the greatness within all students.

This timely new edition includes updated references and inspirational quotes throughout, as well as chapter reflection questions to help you make the most of what you read. In addition, several of the questionnaires and reflection tools from the book are also available on our website as free eResources, so that you can easily print and use them in your own classroom. https://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138906242.


Foreword by Erin Gruwell

Meet the Authors


Part I: The Foundation of the Inspirational Teacher

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Personal Mission Statement

Chapter 3: The Classroom/Grade Level Mission Statement

Part II: Becoming an Inspirational Teacher

Chapter 4: Modeling Principles

Chapter 5: Demonstrating Respect

Chapter 6: Genuine Listening

Chapter 7: Building High-Trust Relationships

Chapter 8: Conclusion