Confessions of a Bad Teacher

Confessions of a Bad Teacher

The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education

By John Owens

Sourcebooks, Paperback, 9781402281006, 244pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2013


An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late.

When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system, driven by broken statistics, finances, and administrations undermining their own support system-the teachers.

The situation has gotten to the point where the phrase "Bad Teacher" is almost interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens found himself labeled just that when the methods he saw inspiring his students didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand accounts from teachers across the country and tips for improving public schools, Confessions of a Bad Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embrace our best educators and create real reform for our children's futures.

About the Author
I was born in a small, sleepy town in rural Georgia. For decades, I have diligently studied human psychology, behaviour and emotions, as well as performed and taught handwriting analysis techniques in the corporate sector. As a business and personal coach and clinical hypnotherapist, I have helped people and organizations live up to their true potential. It is amazing to see firsthand the miracles that happen when the untapped power of the mind is engaged through a conversation with the subconscious! Over the years, I have expanded my practice on two continents using my method and style that blends coaching and hypnotherapy for maximum effectiveness. In 2009, I moved to Malta from the United States and set up practice there. I continued to employ my method of healing with clients in health establishments, clinics, spas, and spiritual and wellness centres in luxury hotels. I love to help people overcome the emotional challenges that prevent them from moving forward and living well. I also enjoy working with professional athletes by enhancing their performance, as well as use my skills as a corporate consultant to assist with motivating employees for a healthier, more productive job environment. Hypnosis is a wonderful tool for self-improvement and I want to spread the word about just how effective it is. My books explore different facets of this alternative therapy which, coupled with intense, targeted coaching has helped me help others over many years with stellar results. Grief, anxiety, depression, addictions, OCD, autism, pain, relationship challenges, stress, fear, phobias, lack of self-esteem, confidence or motivation - all of these can be overcome or managed effectively through ongoing care and hypnotherapy. In fact, I am a firm believer that hypnotherapy should be a vital part of any healing regime for emotional-based problems. During the last decade, I have spoken publicly at various events, workshops and medical conferences, as well as appeared on network television to speak about the benefits of hypnosis. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Web: http: // Facebook Profile: https: // Facebook Page: https: //