A Winner Any Standard: 52 Character Challenges for Teens by Rob Garofalo Jr.

ISBN: 9780974035666

Published: January 1st 2008

Hardcover

239 pages


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A Winner  by  Any Standard: 52 Character Challenges for Teens by Rob Garofalo Jr.

A Winner by Any Standard: 52 Character Challenges for Teens by Rob Garofalo Jr.
January 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 239 pages | ISBN: 9780974035666 | 8.60 Mb

As a 40 year old father of two girls, Im always on the lookout for differentforms of guidance and enlightenment. When I ran into Rob Garofalos book AWinner by Any Standard I was pleasantly surprised to find it chock full ofwisdom, guidance andMoreAs a 40 year old father of two girls, Im always on the lookout for differentforms of guidance and enlightenment. When I ran into Rob Garofalos book AWinner by Any Standard I was pleasantly surprised to find it chock full ofwisdom, guidance and insight.Mr.

G, as he is called, coaches the reader through techniques that enrichtheir lives and help them to overcome the common pifalls we all slip into fromtime to time. When he talks to the reader (whom he kindly refers to as mystudent), it is in a very natural and heartfelt manner.He speaks of getting up every morning with a goal, and viewing each day asfull of promise and potential. He offers advice on avoiding gossip and beingtrue to your word. The ultimate goal being: to become an honorable and happyperson.

And there are poignant essays on being optimistic, learning from yourmistakes, and rolling with the punches. The kind of advice we as grown-ups wishsomeone had shared with us when we were kids.I know from personal experience that when I try to impart wisdom or advice tomy children, mostly what they hear is blah...blah...blah, which is one reasonwhy this book and its messages are so refreshing.

Its an outside source-aunique point of view. The book talks TO kids, not down to them.I find myself reading this to my co-workers on our coffee break, and at hometo my wife and daughters. Its a real gem! I would highly recommend that anyoneinterested in self improvement or enlightenment grab a copy, carry it with them,share it and reread it often-as I do.About the Author:Rob Garofalo, Jr.

is a renowned teacher from Berlin, Connecticut-a placewhere he enjoys the reputation of being an efficacious facilitator not only ofacademic learning, but also life learning. In fact, Mr. G, as his schoolcommunity refers to him, is widely thought of as that special kind of teacherand role model who comes around once in a lifetime. A past congressionalscholarship recipient and state teacher of the year award winner, he possesses agift for imparting ideals to young people in a way that gently guides them tosee the value of these ideals for themselves.Having inspired hundreds of students to live with more passion and purpose,Mr.

G hopes his first book, A Winner By Any Standard: A Personal Growth JourneyFor Every American Teen-will become a life manual that empowers young peopleeverywhere to realize they possess the power to shape themselves, their futurelives, and the world itself.As a dedicated educator, Mr. Garofalo has taken advantage ofprofessional-development opportunities throughout his career.

Most notably, hehas received federal training in the areas of esteem building and drug andalcohol intervention. This training led to his becoming involved with thenationally recognized program, UpBeat, which proactively fosters peer-leadershipskills and community involvement among local youth. Meanwhile, on a state level,he has become a respected mentor and has continued his education in such areasas character ed., mastery teaching, conflict resolution, childhood depression,bullying, diversity, student leadership, stress management, violence prevention,and how young people grieve.

Organizations to which he belongs include CharacterEducation Partnership, The National Parent Teacher Association, Youth ServiceAmerica, Start Something, and The Society of Childrens Book Writers &Illustrators.A skilled and experienced public speaker, Mr. G has written, designed, andpresented several education-related workshops (e.g., Laser-disc Technology,Expository Writing) to both parents and fellow teachers. He also designed andtaught, as part of the towns summer-school program, a popular course thatpromotes sound ideals and social/emotional aptitude titled Its All AboutChoices.

And last, but not least, he implemented a Good Citizenship program forhis entire school.Having been long dedicated to growing and evolving on a personal level aswell, Mr. Garofalo-a loyal patriot, spirited athlete, avid traveler, animallover, and music enthusiast-has studied upwards of 120 self-help/inspirationalbooks. The authors he credits most for influencing his life pursuits-includinghis writing, of course-are Anthony Robbins, Stephen Covey, M. Scott Peck, andSarah Ban Breathnach.

Mr. Gs ultimate goal is to become as important andprofound an influence for the worlds youth as these extraordinary individualshave become for adults.



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