Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Secret #1: Great Teachers Are Equal Opportunists
Capitalizing on How Kids Learn
Secret #2: Great Teachers Are Power Brokers
Building a Culture of Eptness
Secret #3: Great Teachers Are Ringmasters
Nurturing Free-Range Students in a High-Stakes World
Secret #4: Great Teachers Are Curiosity Seekers
Fostering Success in Multicultural Classrooms
Secret #5: Great Teachers Don't Take No (or Yes) for an Answer
Teaching by Asking Instead of Telling
Secret #6: Great Teachers Know a Hemingway When They See One
Getting to the Heart of Writing
Secret #7: Great Teachers Are Escape Artists
Exploring the World Beyond
Secret #8: Great Teachers Are Gossipmongers
Putting the Social Back in Social Studies
Secret #9: Great Teachers Are Drama Queens
Using the Arts as a Second Language
Secret #10: Great Teachers Are Insurrectionists
Learning Through Social Action
Secret #11: Great Teachers Speak in Tongues
Mastering Communication in the Information Age
Secret #12: Great Teachers Are Lifelong Learners
Reaching, Recharging, and Moving On