Wisdom in Education


reading, elementary education, literacy


The powerful impact of communicating a teacher’s belief in a student is presented. By sharing trade books and novels with metaphoric messages, teachers can impart practical wisdom and enable students to develop resilience when facing challenges.

Author Statement

Derrick Lawson is the Principal of Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School, in the Desert Sands Unified school district. He can be contacted at Charles.Lawson@dsusd.us