Length: 23 pages
Genre: Childrens / EDUCATION / Leadership
About The Book:Many teachers and students find themselves overwhelmed and discouraged by our current educational model of high-stakes testing. The Story of the Unlucky Teacher and Her Koalas is a must-read for any educator who believes that all children have the ability to learn and to be successful. The Unlucky Teacher finds herself demeaned by some and pitied by others who do not understand her Koalas who represent students with challenges in America’s public schools: some are poor and hungry, others have learning disabilities or physical impairments, and some have been taught not to believe in themselves. Refusing to be deterred by the judgments and humiliating comments of fellow villagers, the Unlucky Teacher leads her Koalas to a triumphant victory that defies community expectations. Warm-hearted and inspiring, this story illuminates the importance of having teachers who truly believe that all students can achieve high standards of academic success.
I appreciated this story for several important reasons. One is because this book would not only appeal to children but it would also make a great gift for any educator who has at times felt that their students were not given enough support. Another reason I enjoyed this book is because the story line was so powerful. It helped all readers to see that no matter the challenges some people may face, everyone is capable of success. This book also stands out because of the amazing artwork! This would make a great gift for teachers or for any family who wants to teach their children a valuable lesson through reading.