Everyday Wisdom
for Inspired Teaching

Tim Lautzenheiser

Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teaching is the rarest of precious gifts: a collection of timeless essays that fully engage the reader in the art of effective teaching. It provokes, uplifts, and inspires interest in anyone truly committed to excellence in teaching and learning.”

– Michael Kumer, Director
Leadership Institute, Duquesne University
from the Introduction

  • What are the secret ingredients of master teachers?
  • If you were a student in your class, what would you be learning? Would it be both exciting and valuable?
  • How do you create a disciplined classroom environment without becoming a dictator?
  • How can failure become a pathway to success? What are the qualities of true leaders?

With humor, insight, and clarity, master educator Tim Lautzenheiser has created an indispensable book for anyone striving to become a top-tier teacher.

Tim explores the real-world questions, fears, and doubts all outstanding educators have. In the process, he discovers a gold mine of opportunities for teachers to assess their own effectiveness and reach the highest levels possible.

In four parts (The Art of Teaching, Developing an Attitude for Success, Teacher Leadership Skills, and Selection and Encouragement of Student Leaders), Tim calls teachers and administrators to action. He writes, “It is easy to ‘dream the dream’ and even exciting to sit down and ‘draw up the plan,’ but doing it, actually taking action, seems to be where many halt…Don’t react: act!”

Tim Lautzenheiser is one of the most sought after speakers at education conferences worldwide. This illuminating book, adapted from Tim’s popular books for music educators, is destined to become a classic.

Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and––above all––a trusted friend to anyone interested in developing a desire for excellence in young people.

Following ten years of successful directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University, Tim developed Attitude Concepts for Today, which coordinates his workshops and speaking engagements.

His books The Art of Successful Teaching (G-3722), The Joy of Inspired Teaching: A Blend of Context & Content (G-4041), and Music Advocacy and Student Leadership: Key Components of Every Successful Music Program (G-6531) published by GIA Publications, Inc., are best sellers among music educators. Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teachers (G-6652), his first book for general educators, is a major contribution to the educational community.

Edition # Title
G-6652 Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teaching