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The Lighter Side of Staff Development

The Lighter Side of Staff Development

January 2005 | 96 pages | Corwin
A sense of humor is essential for effective staff development!

As educators, we often take ourselves a bit too seriously, so veteran educator and illustrator Aaron Bacall offers a little perspective with these lighthearted cartoons. Whether used as overheads for meetings or as an individual break in a busy day, this collection of whimsical glimpses at staff development will provide a moment to laugh and add a little levity—and poignancy—to your workday.

Intended to amuse, inspire, and reveal the simple truths that surround us, these illustrations are ideal for:

- Staff training days

- Conference presentations

- Classroom lectures

- Community meetings

- Internal communications

…and they will continue reminding us that we can laugh at almost anything!

Aaron Bacall's works have appeared in many publications: The School Administrator, Technology & Learning, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and Reader's Digest. He has worked as a teacher, a principal curriculum writer for the New York City Board of Education, an antibiotic research chemist, and now as a full-time cartoonist. He is a member of The National Cartoonist Society and is on the Board of Governors of the Cartoonists Association.

"Opportunities to present to colleagues, both inside and outside, warrant purchasing a copy of this unassuming book that enlightens as well as entertains."

NACADA Journal, Spring 2006

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ISBN: 9781412905060