Tanya R. Liverman brings an inspiring, revolutionary perspective to education.
This book was written to inspire parents, students, paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrators. Tanya R. Liverman brings an inspiring, revolutionary perspective to education. She uses experience and poetry to encourage workers in education to raise the bar. "Memoirs of an Educarer" approaches concerns in the classroom using poetry and sound advice in keeping the goals student-centered. The preface, written by Mr. Carlton Ashby, defines what Educarers are.
Included in this book is "Why You Were Sent", which was the passionate poem that inspired her article, "Teachers: Don't Stop Believing," published in the April 2011 issue of the "Virginia Journal of Education", the Virginia Education Association's official magazine.
The essence of this book is to help others understand the importance of their actions and inaction, and how these behaviors affect our students. The beginning addresses common issues in the classroom and she shared successful methods that resolved them. The middle of the book is poetry written for and dedicated to each role in education. The last few chapters disclose the vision and implementation of her after-school club Tanya founded, G.I.R.L.S. with P.E.A.R.L.S. Included are excerpts written by two students, who expressed what the club meant to them and one excerpt written by a special education teacher who wrote about how the club helped a particular student transition to high school. After reading this book, educators will be compelled to try new methods to rejuvenate their career and create a learning environment that goes beyond the classroom experience.