teaching is for superheroes!
book release may 31, 2023
book release may 31, 2023
This isn't your average teaching book. With a fun, comic-book-inspired layout, Teaching is for Superheroes! skips the information overload and gives you practical action steps for igniting enthusiasm in your K-12 classroom and achieving your professional goals. Now more than ever, teachers are in high demand—yet the threat of burnout still looms large.
WITH GREAT TEACHING COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
This book will help you keep the spark alive, engaging you in a deeper examination of education by way of entertaining superhero archetypes and tropes. What’s your teaching origin story? Your secret identity? Your powers, weaknesses, nemeses? The teachers-as-superheroes metaphor provides a rich venue through which you can thoughtfully analyze your purpose and pedagogy.
This high quality, eye-catching book offers you an inspirational springboard for practical insight and application in the classroom.
You’ll gain ideas for surviving your first year, navigating social media as a teacher, interacting productively with colleagues and parents, using tech in the classroom, prioritizing self-care, harnessing your teacher “superpowers,” and even dressing for teaching success. The school setting may not be as glamorous as the futurist skyscrapers, alien planets, or alternate universes we see in movies and comics. But the adventure is just as exciting—and best of all, it’s real!
“They say that teaching is tough. Not here, as you will read this book with a smile and a silly grin. Shazam.”
HARRY K. WONG, Speaker and Author, The First Days of School
FOREWORD WRITTEN BY ART BALTAZAR
"Famous Cartoonist," Tiny Titans, DC Super-Pets, Aw Yeah Comics! and more.
FROM THE FOREWORD:
“You’ll remember certain teachers for the rest of your life. They can give you knowledge that prepares you for the future. For life itself."
"Superheroes are everywhere. They may be difficult to notice at first, but when you find them, you’ll soon realize how super they are.”
Current and future K-12 educators—pick up Teaching is for Superheroes!, put on your cape, and start saving the world, one class at a time.
Gain teaching insights, tips, and advice in an entertaining, superhero-inspired format
Identify your teaching superpowers and weaknesses, and learn to lean on others when needed
Explore the “universe” of teaching to understand where you fit in and how you can leave your legacy
Equip yourself with the gadgets and gizmos you need to sharpen your skills and power up your classroom
WHAT EDUCATORS ARE SAYING
"Hey, teachers, this one is for you! Whether you are a long-time teacher or just beginning your career, Daniel Bergman has filled this book with accessible ideas to implement with all ages in the classroom. By reading this book, I know that Bergman’s classroom is meaningful, purposeful, respectful, relevant, and fun. Yours will be, too."
JOAN WINK, Ph.D., Professor Emerita at California State University, Stanislaus
“I’m not sure what impresses me more - Daniel Bergman’s extensive knowledge of comic book superheroes or his understanding and experience within the field of education. Regardless, he has combined both here into an insightful and entertaining guide for new and old teachers alike. Even if you don’t keep a grappling hook or a vial of Oceanic Repellent on your belt, you may have more in common with Batman than you think!”
JOHN PEARSON, Author of Learn Me Good and 2013 Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament Champion
“Teaching is for Superheroes is as entertaining as it is informative. Bergman’s wit, knowledge, and insight provide inspiration and support for teachers at all levels of experience looking to boost their teaching powers for themselves and for their students.”
TRACI EDMUNDS, M.Ed., Author and Former Vice-President for K-12 Education, Reading with Pictures
“Bergman seamlessly blends the two worlds of education and superheroes, making this a must read for novice and veteran teachers alike. Through research, personal experiences, and practical application, Teaching Is for Superheroes! will inspire all educators to never stop fighting the good fight for their students.”
MALLORY KEEFE, 2023 Kansas Teacher of the Year Finalist