By Dr. Stuart Grauer Ed.D.
True Stories of Renegade Educators
Over the last few decades, the American classroom has undergone a shift of enormous magnitude and the consequences of this are truly beginning to make themselves known. In Stuart Grauer’s collection of true, short stories, Real Teachers, we are asked to consider the goals of contemporary education and ask: Is this what a school should be? Is this all a school can be? In Real Teachers, Dr. Grauer asks us to embrace discovery, individuality, perseverance, and possibility-to reconsider large class size, standardization, culture bias, risk-free schooling, and the sterilization of the curriculum. Through stories of revitalization and a return to the roots of our culture and education, Dr. Grauer imparts a valuable lesson, incredibly relevant in this time where education is misunderstood, teaching is abused, and our students fall by the wayside. Real Teachers is a call to action, a call for change, and for a return to the community-oriented, regional education which was once dominant. Through this collection, Dr. Grauer invites us into the history of his life, his personal discoveries-his road to the growth that made him a real teacher.
“Grauer brings joy, courage, and imagination to the dialogue on education. His stories add inspiration to our sense of possibility.”
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About Dr. Stuart Grauer Ed.D.
Stuart Grauer, Ed.D. is the founding head teacher at the Grauer School, president of the Grauer Foundation for Education, and founder of the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools. He became principal of the International School of Basel, Switzerland, at the age of 29. In 1991, he founded the Grauer School in order to establish humanitarian secondary education in Southern California. He is a major authority on small schools education and has evaluated and consulted with schools worldwide.
The Grauer School is steadfastly dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s leaders for roles in our global community. Grauer’s Socratic learning environment allows students to stand on their own two feet, while developing critical thinking skills necessary to meet the unique challenges of a rapidly changing society and world. Grauer students are encourage to cultivate independent thinking faculties necessary for self-empowerment, while forming core values like personal motivation, freedom, and courage.
The Small Schools Coalition advances the interests of small schools throughout the world (ideally with around 230 students), the families they serve, and the teachers who thrive in this optimal educational environment. The SSC is a non-profit, no cost, voluntary membership association. Small schools are “more” in so many ways and the SSC helps get the word out, which is critical in an age that prioritizes bigness and institutionalization.