THE PASSION TO EDUCATE: MOVING STUDENTS FROM POTENTIAL TO PERFORMANCE
Dorothy Travis Moore’s latest inspiration book delivers and is a must-read for teachers and parents. Christian references are sprinkled throughout this narrative. One-hundred thirty-nine pages highlight real stories of at-risk students. Tried and true tactics developed to motivate young people to recognize their potential and move toward their destiny of accomplishments and success are also identified. Each chapter ends with tips ‘action plans’ for student progress. Final pages include an outline of ‘The Dangerous Dozen’ or social and emotional dynamics that can affect a child’s ability to learn — Low self-esteem. Inability to resolve conflict. Hostile school climate. High suspension rates. Outdated curriculums. Ineffective parenting. Peer pressure. Criminal behaviors. Failure to dream. Emotional isolation and feeling invisible. Dorothy Travis Moore is an educator’s educator and practices what she teaches. Her life of service and dedication to shaping successful career habits, particularly for African-American adolescent males, resulted in her being honored by the National School Safety Center as one of America’s Top Ten Principals of Leadership. Dorothy Travis Moore is a true icon, a blessing to everyone who has encountered her.
Dr. Ronald D. Stephens | Executive Director | National School Safety Center | Westlake Village, CA
Arlena Robinson my grandmother, who we affectionately called Grandmama, and my father Huey Jones, made sure
that my three siblings and I would be ready for life as responsible adults.
Linda J. Concroft