Every teacher knows who the class clown(s) are, as does every assistant principal, guidance counselor, and administrator in the school building. Reaching and teaching class clowns, however, requires instructional strategies rarely, if ever, taught in college or in-service workshops.
Until now! Author William Watson Purkey offers readers this lively, informative, and concise guide to teaching class clowns. Whether teaching elementary, middle school, or high school grades, every teacher will find something of value here to help these gifted but at-risk learners find the right way to succeed in school and in life.
William Watson Purkey is professor emeritus of counselor education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and co-founder of The International Alliance for Invitational Education (R). A noted author, researcher, speaker, and leader, Purkey has authored nearly 100 articles and more than a dozen books.