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Real Teachers Author & Events

Real Teachers Events

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference
Miami, Florida | February 28th, 2014

Encinitas Library
Encinitas, CA | January 22nd, 2014 | Download Event Flyer

Seoul International Education Forum
Seoul, Korea | October 19th, 2013

2013 Progressive Education Network Conference Featured Speaker
Los Angeles, CA | October 10th-12th, 2013

2013 21st Annual International Democratic Education Featured Speaker
Boulder, CO | August 4th-8th, 2013

2013 Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) Featured Speaker
New York, NY | May 24th, 2013

Inaugural Address for the Long Island University, College of Education “Insights in Education” Speaker Series
New York, NY | May 24th @ 5PM, LIB 309, LIU Post

Real Teachers Author Talk & Book Signing
Warwick’s | La Jolla, CA | Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 pm

Stuart Grauer and Real Teachers

Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

Real Teachers is an album of ten stories for revitalization, and for a return to the roots of education and the art of teaching. Grauer’s beautiful and compelling narratives bring to life lessons of incredible relevance, lessons embraced by all who aspire to be better teachers, locally and globally. In Real Teachers Grauer trades in institutionalization, fear, and formulaic approaches for individuality, perseverance, and the process of discovery. Real Teachers is a call to action based upon a larger vision of what teachers can do and where they can find enduring inspiration. Through this collection of true short stories, Grauer invites us into the history of his life, his discoveries—his road to growth that made him a real teacher. Sometimes with deep reverence, other times outrageously, Real Teachers shows how, around the world, real teachers are learning to love education again. Download the Real Teachers Tip Sheet (.pdf) for more information.

Real Teachers is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Bookstore, and Community Works Institute.

For more information about the book or to schedule a speaking engagement, please contact events@grauerschool.com.


Review Highlights

“Not only did I lose myself in the eloquent narratives that Real Teachers provided, I felt a sense of affirmation that there is more to education than what my school and district focus on. I want to expand the dialogue with my colleagues who work tirelessly. It is time to reframe the context of our labor. I think this book is a great starting point.” Read more.
– Paula Cohen, Classroom Teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District
“This book is wonderful news, not only for classroom teachers and educators, but also for everyone who is fascinated by the art of teaching. I hope all teachers read this book. It will help them to re-inspire 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
“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
“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, author of A Tribute to Teachers
“Stuart Grauer adds joy, courage, and imagination to the dialogue on education. His stories add inspiration to our sense of possibility…”
– Vicki Abeles, Producer and Director, Race to Nowhere

About the Author

Dr. Stuart Grauer, a teacher, is the founding Head of School, The Grauer School. He also holds positions as President of The Grauer Foundation for Education and Founder of The Coalition for Small Preparatory Schools.

The author has been interested in education since he was a young man, becoming the Principal of the International School of Basel, Switzerland at the age of 29.

In 1991 Dr. Grauer founded The Grauer School in order to establish humanitarian secondary education in Southern California. He is considered one of the nation’s top authorities on small schools and community education and consults and speaks widely on this area. He has evaluated many schools worldwide, taught graduate education courses, and was awarded with a Fulbright Administrator Exchange to Argentina and, in 2012, an Ameson Foundation exchange to China.

Dr. Grauer’s writings and work have been covered widely, including by The Discovery Channel, The New York Times, International Education Review, Community Works Journal, and frequently in the local press in his home town of Encinitas, California, where he has been named “Peacemaker of the Year” and a “Legendary Local.” He holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from Long Island University, and a doctorate from The University of San Diego. Grauer was awarded The Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award for 2014, which is the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences top alumni honor.

Read more about Stuart and The Grauer School.