Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking


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What if learning was exciting?
What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building?
What if parents looked forward to calls from their children’s teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school’s number popped up on their phones?

To Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, those aren’t far-fetched what ifs; they can (and should) be a reality for every teacher, school, parent, and student.

In Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you’re at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

- Learn why you should be calling parents to praise your students (and employees).
- Discover ways to promote family interaction and improve relationships for kids at school and at home.
- Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students.


"For anyone working with young people and in need of a pep talk, this is the book for you.” -Brad Montague, creator of Kid President

“Kids Deserve It! provides real-life takeaways for anyone involved in making the world a better place for our kids." -Steve Mesler, Olympic Gold Medalist, co-founder and CEO of Classroom Champions

"Kids Deserve It! is a brilliant—and much-needed—invitation to educators to dare to innovate.” -Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot

“After reading this book, you will be crazy about all kids. They deserve it!” -Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning principal and author of The Immortality of Influence

“It's an outstanding read for educators at any level.” -Angela Maiers, educator, author, speaker, founder of Choose2Matter

“Whether you are a parent, teacher, or administrator, this powerful little collection of ideas and stories will nurture your spirit and refresh your memory about why you chose to work with kids in the first place.” -Erik Wahl, artist, author, ambassador for kids

Title:Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking
Edition Language:English
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    Kids Deserve It: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking Reviews

  • Daniel Perez

    A great quick read especially if you're new to teaching or new to administration. If you already an innovative teacher or administrator then you'll feel like they're "preaching to the choir" and you m...

  • Carla

    There was so much hype around this book (and it continues to be lauded and referred to on blog posts, twitter, etc.) that I had pretty high expectations. But there wasn't much to it. Very vague and su...

  • Laurie

    Excellent, practical, personal applications of principles and practices in support of kids’ learning experiences....

  • Patrick

    Quick, easy, and necessary read for all educators. Great reminders why we went into this professions. Simple and important reminders to help us be the best teacher for those kiddos because they deserv...

  • Ms. Widule

    Platitudes and cheerleading with very little in the way of intellectual heft, clear suggestions or insightful analysis. Implies that educators' lack of enthusiasm is the reason children struggle in cr...

  • Kris Patrick

    Felt kind of Youth Minister-ish.Sorry, people, Goodreads is the one place where I feel as if I don't have to self-censor....

  • Jessica

    Kids Deserve It is a great read for any educator. It is a quick read, but inspiring, filled with passion and the perfect book to validate the innovative work educators are doing and spark new ideas! ...

  • Lauren Alyssa

    Let me start off my saying that 1. I really wanted to love this book2. I desperately want to teach at one of their schools. With that said, this wasn’t what I was hoping for and maybe that’s on me...

  • Jnase1

    Some good ideas, but a lot of the book repeated itself in different chapters. I did highlight some ideas I thought were unique and inspired, but felt a little disappointed that it wasn’t as good as ...

  • Afreen

    This is a must read book for all teachers or anyone working with children. It doesn't give you a major epiphany or reveal some top secret information that we do not already know, but it does a great j...