Stuart Grauer Ed.D
Educator & Author
Stuart Grauer is a rebel and education is his cause. His beautiful book is both revolutionary and revelatory. Real Teachers is a joy-filled adventure that will inspire you to action. — Jeff Salz, Corporate Anthropologist, Adventurer, Author of The Way of Adventure
For the real teacher, the growth is in the plant, not the gardener. In his wise, lyrical, and liberating book, Stuart Grauer shares the harvest of his lifetime in education that truly matters. — Richard Lederer, Host/originator of NPR's A Way with Words Author of A Tribute to Teachers
The point of Stuart Grauer's book is to remind us that Great Teaching, singular, rare, unusual, is something that should be sought after and found. Thank you. It's wonderful, timely, accessible, clear as a bell. — Richard Dreyfuss, Actor, Oxford scholar, founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative
This book evokes the heart of teaching in a clear, compelling, and soulful way. It will help teachers to reinvent the system, find their passion, and stay in the teaching profession. — Paula A. Cordeiro, Dean, School of Leadership and Education Sciences University of San Diego
What is authentic education? For that matter, what is a school? And what is a teacher?
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, 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 these stories of revitalization and a return to the roots of our culture and education, 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 in our schools. Through this collection, Grauer invites us into the history of his life, his personal discoveries-his road to the growth that made him a real teacher. 100% of the proceeds of Real Teachers goes to Grauer Foundation for Education.
Dr. Stuart Grauer's 2nd book
Grauer's second book, "Fearless Teaching" demonstrates that all great teachers are great storytellers. For us “seasoned” educators, Grauer helps us remember why we went into the field in the first place. For educators in training and new teachers it is a brilliant navigational aid for helping them to find their way in this complex field, cluttered with ideas that remove us from the essential ingredient - it’s about relationships. William Arthur Ward wrote: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Stuart Grauer inspires masterfully with Fearless Teaching. —David Blumenkrantz, Ph.D., Ed.M., LADC, Center for Youth & Community, Inc.