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

An Amazing Irony

Here's an amazing irony. Because I had not yet learned how to be successful when I was a freshman at the The University of Texas at El Paso, I flunked out. Now they have a copy of my book, The Missing Link: Teaching and Learning Critical Success Skills, a book about helping students succeed, in their library. If only they had a copy of my book back then I'm sure it would have helped ensure a much better outcome.

Or better still, since I was not much of a dedicated reader back then, maybe my teachers and advisers might have helped me learn the critical skills of success, rather than merely inform me about the importance of applying them. We need to start embracing the idea that to be successful you need to know how to be successful, and start really intentionally teaching the skills that help all kids succeed!