Bruce J Stewart

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Are your students reluctant writers? Do you ask your students to write on a daily basis? Would you like some material that will engage and encourage your students to become writers? Here are 34 writing prompts that facilitated creativity and high
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Genre: Self-help/educational Title: 12 Keys for Engaging At-Risk Students Author: Bruce J. Stewart Ebook Publisher: Smashwords, Use Promo Code: YJ27B for a FREE copy (Valid through February 28, 2016) Go to Smashwords (www.smashwords.com) for your
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A lesson plan utilizing a Georges Seurat painting to inspire creativity and for students to learn the skill of expanding sentences to enhance meaning and create visual imagery. Students will be able to understand the use of adjectives and adverbs
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This lesson plan utilizes critical thinking along with a Mark Twain short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, to teach one of the elements of literature, foreshadowing. I recommend this lesson plan, along with the techniques
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Setting a scene for students, or using a story starter, is an effective method to quickly engage students in creative writing exercises. One of the techniques I frequently used was a story starter which I titled the The Blue Ford. Some of the
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Dear Teacher, Thank you for your interest in reading 12 Keys for Engaging At-Risk Students. I wrote this book from the perspective that through a teacher’s passion and love for teaching, each and every student can and will be successful, and most
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This questionnaire is designed to help teachers connect with their students and to understand a student's emotional maturity and their interests. This questionnaire, written in the form of statements, was created by Bruce J. Stewart, author of 12
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7 Quick Tips for Secondary Teachers are seven suggestions for creating a classroom environment in which all students feel a true sense of belonging and respect.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The 2016-17 school year is Mr. Stewart’s first year as principal of Junipero Serra School located at the historic Carmel Mission (Carmel, CA). Prior to joining Junipero Serra School, Mr. Stewart served the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Everett, WA for five years as principal of the school. Beginning in the summer of 2005, Mr. Stewart began a six year tenure at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nevada, as the Assistant Principal of Academics. Mr. Stewart’s responsibilities included curriculum development, the recruitment and management of teachers, and ensuring all academic programs met the expectations and standards of college preparation. Prior to joining the administrative staff of Bishop Manogue, Mr. Stewart taught English at Traner Middle School in Reno, NV. Mr. Stewart’s teaching methods engaged students in critical thinking and writing through the study of literature. Mr. Stewart’s experiences as a teacher, and the stories of many students who overcame the obstacles of poverty to achieve academic success, became the basis for his book 12 Keys for Engaging At-Risk Students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

To make each day a unique and positive experience for every student, and to create a classroom environment in which every student feels a true sense of belonging. And, by connecting with each student through the philosophy that I will earn their respect by treating them with dignity, and that their voice as a student is valued and appreciated, I can then utilize a critical thinking approach emphasizing the Socratic Method to engage each and every student daily.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bruce Stewart is a graduate of the University of Washington where he studied literature, creative writing, and earned a degree in English. Bruce's passion for reading is exceeded only by his love for most sports, particularly baseball and golf (and of course, his love for his family). Bruce earned his teaching certification license at Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village, NV) and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Following an 18 year career in the computer software and hardware industry, Bruce became an English teacher at an at-risk middle school in Reno, NV, which became the genesis for his book, 12 Keys for Engaging At-Risk Students. Bruce is currently working on a collection short stories which celebrate friendship and family. The first of these stories are on his website.

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