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Susan Hacker and Diane Tinucci

Essential Wisdom for Successful Teaching

After over thirty years of teaching in Missouri public schools, veteran teachers Diane Tinucci and Susan Hacker were horrified when they discovered this statistic: Roughly half of all people who begin teaching exit the profession after five years. The reason for this statistic must be that many teachers aren’t getting the support they need, Tinucci and Hacker thought.  So they decided to take action by sharing their tips on the teaching trade.  Upon retirement, they became instructional coaches, and they wrote a book called Essential Wisdom for Successful Teaching.  Since then, Tinucci and Hacker have received thank-you letters from teachers across the country, and that – they say – is the biggest reward a writer can receive.  For aspiring writers, Tinucci offers these words of wisdom: “You’ve got to know what you are talking about, but real writing is in your head and your heart.  If you think about something and mull it over, the writing is the easy part.”

For more information, visit Essential Wisdom for Successful Teaching’s website.


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