Steve Heisler

Teacher Author Speaker


"Every single child wants to be successful. The problem is, if they can't be successful at being successful, they'll be successful at screwing up. Our job as educators is to change the latter to the former."    

- from the The Missing Link by Steve Heisler

Success Skills and Schools

A simple question: is teaching children to be successful the job of parents?  

The answer is, absolutely. In fact there is little doubt that much of the success we find as adults is in some way reflected through what we have learned as a result of interactions with our significant others (from interactions both good and ill).

However, there is another simple question: if students don;t learn these skills at home, where then are they to learn them. The simple answer is school.

Are our teachers equipped and capable to help students who do not have these critical skills?

Well, there is the complex question. What do you think?