Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

True Stories of Renegade Educators

Stuart Grauer, EdD, head of school at The Grauer School in Encinitas, released Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators this spring. Written for teachers, parents, and students, the book offers a rare opportunity for educators to glean wisdom from one of the nation’s leading educational authorities on the authentic foundations of education. Richard Dreyfuss, actor and founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit corporation that focuses on civics education, praised Real Teachers, stating, “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. It’s wonderful, timely, accessible, clear as a bell.”

Through a series of personal experiences captured during 20 years of travel expeditions both domestic and abroad, Grauer transports the reader to remote locations and unique situations. His recorded observations challenge “business as usual” education, and compel readers to recognize the impact that meaningful, mentoring relationships portray on everyday life. Through each of the ten tales in Real Teachers, Dr. Grauer reveals how these scenarios create effective tools for teachers and immersion environments for students, as well as lessons in life applicable to the general public. Grauer brings out the deeper meaning of handing down generational traditions, reverence for elder wisdom, the significance of our communities, the impact of standardization (in everything from academic testing to fast food), the essential need for authentic mentors, and the emerging millennial and digitally-augmented consciousness. 760.944.6777, grauerschool.com/real-teachers

Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators