Review of How To Make A Difference
Product Name: How To Make A Difference
Description of How To Make A Difference:
North America’s Leading Inspirational Teacher
and Best-Selling Author, Marjan Glavac…Presents:
“How to Make A Difference”
The Stress-Free Way to
Impact Your Students For Life
and Reignite Your Passion for Teaching
If you love teaching but the challenges that come with the job are starting to get under your skin, I know exactly how you feel. See if you can relate to my experience …
I reached a point where I’d dread going to school in the morning to teach. I would have a big knot in the pit of my stomach just thinking about my class.
I was facing a huge internal conflict …
Remember When You Graduated From Teachers College
You had all that energy, enthusiasm and expertise to make a difference (perhaps even with disadvantaged students who
struggle to get through each and every day). You looked forward to teaching any and all students in your class. You
spent an incredible amount of time getting your classroom set up during the summer.
It was a warm, welcoming and wonderful classroomone of the best classrooms in the entire school. You were nervous
that first day, not knowing what to expect.
Then you met your students.
They sat in their desks, alert, attentive and anxious to be taught by you. The first day was an exhausting but an exhilarating, exciting experience. You couldnt wait to get back to school and teach them some more.
It may have been in the first week, or in the first month or in the first term, but it happened.
Your students aren’t attentive any more. They’re off task. They’re defiant. The hours and hours you’ve spent on those picture perfect lesson plans seem to go out the window.
Your students are becoming more and more defiant. You get more and more frustrated with them, lose your cool more often and go home empty, exhausted and emotionally upset.
In spite of all these problems and challenges, youre still passionate about teaching. You still love to learn. You still love
to teach. You still love children.
But, youre running on empty, especially with those students who defy you more and more often, who seem to have taken
over your class, who dont seem to care anymore… You dont know what to do… You dont want to confess to other teachers
that youre experiencing problems with your class. That would be a sign of weakness.
You dont want to confess to your principal that youre experiencing problems. That might mean not getting rehired or
worsethat you werent meant to be a teacher.
You dont want to talk to any parents, because word would quickly get out that you cant control your class, that youre an
ineffective, incapable and worse, an incompetent teacher. The school year has barely started and youre already counting
the days, hours and minutes to the end of the term.
You keep hoping each day will be better, but instead it gets worse. You start thinking about getting out of teaching, quitting
and changing careers. Youre fed up, frustrated and fearful. You want the joy, the respect and the fulfillment from a
rewarding teaching career, but now, you just dont know what to do.
To put it very simply, I know exactly what youre going through in a very personal way because Ive been there myself.
In fact, Im still there. Teaching is tough, time-consuming and a trial by fire. No one really understands what its like to teach
all by yourself, all alone, isolated from adults in front of a group of disinterested, disruptive and defiant students, than
“You are making a difference in the lives of students and in the world.”
Harry Wong www.EffectiveTeaching.com
About Harry Wong: Harry is, arguably, the most motivational speaker in education. He is the author of The First Days of School, which has sold over 2 million copies. His techniques have been adapted by thousands of educators for success in their schools and classrooms, which explains why Harry Wong is the most sought after speaker in education today. He has been called Mr. Practicality for his common-sense, research-based, no-cost approach to managing a classroom for high-level student success.
For 29 years, Ive been teaching in the trenches, on the front lines, in the firing zone. Im in the class with my students,
day in and day out, just like you. I go through a roller coaster of emotions with them every day, the highs and lows, the
failures and successes, the joys and disappointments of daily teaching.
And just like you, I thought that my students would automatically love to learn, love the subjects that I taught and hunger
for more knowledge as much as I do. Boy, was I wrong!
Teachers College never gave me the effective teaching techniques needed to deal with the 30+ students crowded into
classes, students with ADD, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes Syndrome, oppositional behaviour, fetal alcohol syndrome, students
3 or more years below grade level in reading and math, bullies, abused students, temper tantrums, aggressive behaviour.
You know exactly what Im talking about: the classes from hell!
There is hope. In the face of all the challenges, you really can make a difference in your students’ lives.
All it takes is the decision to do things differently and some guidance from someone who’s been through it all.
You probably have your doubts. So let me share with you what one of my students wrote to me …
The Words of a Student Whose Life Changed Forever:
I was probably the most challenging student of Mr. Glavac’s “most challenging class of his career”.
Coming into his class in grade six, in a brand new school in a low income neighbourhood, I carried a lot with me. Like a lot of the 30+ students in that crammed portable, I came from a broken home, with a low income single mother stressed from raising 2 kids as a labourer in a local factory that laid her off more than gave her work.
I had already been introduced to drugs and alcohol via the local dealers who happened to be my next door neighbours. In twelve years of living, I had seen enough violence in my house, friends’ houses and my neighbourhood, to turn any young impressionable mind into a savage.
Most teachers would have put in for a transfer within the first week, but Mr. G took our class on head first.
Kids coming to school everyday dealing with the above mentioned, plus some of them I imagine were hungry, and had illnesses, didn’t…. no… couldn’t be expected to -have much of an appetite for learning.
Mr. Glavac recognized this and somehow came to see that the way to make us learn was to distract us from what was going on around us. He needed to find something that would get us so excited about doing it and what the end result could be, that we would forget what was going on around us, even if it was just from 9am – 3:30 p.m.
The way to do this was technology.
Most, if not all of us did not have a computer, and because the funding was so poor at our previous schools barely any one knew how to turn one on, let alone type essays and send them electronically over this thing called the World Wide Web.
Well, to put it frankly, it worked!
He did have a few challenges still however. Violent acts of rage, and disrupting outbursts from me and some of the students who followed my still unfound leadership.
Teaching home row for keyboarding to the kids who suffered from ADD, and ADHD must have been hard also.
When I look back, I can see how from month to month, we were becoming less and less interested in acting out in class, and more focused on our new found task at hand; to research and type stories and then put them together in an electronic newspaper and send it to schools around the world.
WOW! Most of us had never left our neighbourhood, and now were going to be communicating with other kids from New Zealand!
And it seemed to snow ball from there.
Mr G sent out the word of what we were doing and all of a sudden we were being interviewed by CFPL News (our local network) TVO, Global television, The London Free Press, and The Toronto Star.
We were shown that no matter what was going on around us, if we put our minds to something, we can do what ever we want.
We only had Mr Glavac for one year, but what he gave us will last a lifetime.
Over the next decade, there were the drug dealing, the rash of stabbings, shootings, murders, friends killing each other, committing suicide, overdosing and going to prison. All of which seemed as though they were an all too regular occurrence.
Then there were my own stints with the law and institutions, and extremely violent behavior, I still knew that if I put my mind to something, I could do whatever I want.
I made the honors roll in grade nine, got a full scholarship for Fanshawe College’s Tool & Die program, own my own town house and have a beautiful 21 month old daughter.
I work a very large auto parts producer and am saving money to go to the University of Western Ontario next year for their economics program as I eventually want to be a lawyer I think?
I know that I want to make a difference somehow.
It’s 5:21 p.m on Tuesday night, and I have tears running down my face.
I told Mr. G that I would have this ready for him by Wednesday and I will not go back on my word with the man I learned so much from and who showed me how to be a great leader.
You see, at 7:00 p.m I have to be at my old but at one time, one of my best friend’s visitation. He was found dead over the weekend. He choked to death on his own vomit from alcohol or drugs. But, no matter what goes on around you, if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.
And through it all, no matter what i did in his class, Mr. G never gave up on me and that in turn, taught me to never give up on myself.”
Sincerely, Justin Burggraeve
It’s feedback like this that touches my heart and motivates me to continue pouring my best into teaching.
But most of all, I’ve learned that to REALLY make a difference, I need to share what I’ve learned with other
teachers just like you.
I know. I know. You’re probably still thinking about …
… the parents who question your teaching, think that their child can do no wrong, and bypass your authority
by going directly to the principal with complaints against you.
And if that werent enough, theres the public who think all you do is play games and baby-sit, resent all your vacation days,
time off, professional development days and tell you in no uncertain terms how they feel about it, have no idea how to teach,
but go to great lengths telling you how to teach.
And theres still more. Theres the paper work, the extra-curricular activities, keeping up with the latest technology and doing
all this on a limited or no budget, no resources, and no time.
But I assure you, I’ve found a way around and out of all this “muck.” And it works so well, I was able to “recruit” one of my
small-town students to become a school principal!. Take a look …
Marjan Glavac Encourages Small-town
Student to Become School Principal …
“Mr. Glavac was my grade 7 teacher. Being from a small rural town, Mr. Glavac opened up a whole new world for me and my classmates. None of us had traveled outside our town.
Mr. Glavac inspired us with stories of his travels behind the iron curtain into Eastern Europe, France, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
As a direct result of his sharing of his travel experiences, and making the outside world come alive, I was inspired to travel and teach in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines, England and France.
He taught me grammar. He was insistent that we know good grammar and punctuation. He was the only teacher besides a high school teacher in my final year who spent the time and effort to teach good grammar. Im glad he did. It made a big difference when I went to university and had to write essays.
I wasnt into sports and the social scene. For students like me there wasnt much to look forward to in school. Mr. Glavac introduced me to computers by starting a computer club with 6 Commodore 64 computers networked together. As a direct result of this, I became interested in computers and programming and now teach computers and technology.
Mr. Glavac made a difference in my life and inspired me to do my best.”
David SornbergerPrincipal, Scott Young Public School Omemee, Ontario, Canada
Do you sometimes feel like youre the proverbial punching bag for the teaching profession?
Do you have days when nothing seems to go right, where the kids are getting you down, when youre not getting any
respect for the many hours you put in trying to cope with all your special education students, your overcrowded class,
your lack of resources, your lack of time?
Do you find yourself so frustrated teaching your class that you literally grind your teeth, bite your tongue and pull your
hair in frustration? Are you going home emotionally exhausted, dissatisfied and overwhelmed?
Ill let you in on a little known secret …
Every teacher has been there. Teacher burnout, teacher dissatisfaction, teacher turnover have never been higher than it is today. But teachers are needed now more than ever, due to the breakup of the family, the declining influence of religion and society. The school is the last place left where students have to attend.
I’ve been there. And I’ve discovered the secrets to turning it all around more effortlessly than you might image. And I’ve put my years of experience into a “teaching guide for teachers” that I guarantee will change how you feel about teaching almost overnight.
It’s called “How To Make a Difference Inspiring Students to do Their Best”.
Heres a Taste of What You’ll Learn in the First Part of My eBook:
Heres Why You Want This:
This eBook teaching guide is written by an actual practicing full time classroom teacher that contains the unique information
you need to become a teaching success. My classroom tested teacher techniques will work for you or your money back,
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Now, I know youre probably skeptical. Thats normal and healthy. Let me give you three excellent reasons
I can back up what I claim:
3 Reasons To Believe What I Say …
If youre like me, as a classroom teacher its tough to toot your own horn and talk about your accomplishments! I find it
hard to do, but over my 29 years of teaching, Ive made a difference in the lives of thousands of students K-University,
parents and teachers through my teaching in the classroom, online courses, workshops, speeches, articles, columns and newsletters.
I am a successful author, having two of my books published as bestsellers. The foreword to my second book The Busy
Educators Guide To The World Wide Web 2ND Edition was written by Harry K. Wong, who with his wife Rosemary, are
the authors of The First Days of School, which has sold over 2 million copies. Harry and Rosemary have given me a credit
in their latest book as an acknowledged expert.
They even put a photo of me and my children on their front cover and had this to say about me: You are making a
difference in the lives of students and in the world!
My book was used by the following higher educational institutions to teach courses and as a resource for students and
If it’s good enough for these prestigious schools, it can certainly help you take your teaching to an entirely new level.
In addition, my book is also currently used by thousands of elementary and high school teachers, students and parents,
and used by school districts, departments of education and libraries worldwide.
I only tell you the following for one reason. For my work in the classroom, I was acknowledged with the following awards:
There is a purpose to what I am doing. I dont say this to toot my own horn but just to show you that I know what Im talking
about. I have a proven track record to help you because I know how important it is to have a recognized noted expert still in
Read the testimonials and reviews that customers have said about my eBook “How To Make A Difference: Inspiring Students
To Do Their Best ” …
From Self-Doubt to Self-Confidence …
“How to make a Difference: Inspiring Students to Do their Best” saved my mind. I was at the point in my teaching career where I was having self-doubt whether I was making a difference in my students. Reading the book
and using some of the useful suggestions reinforced my decision to become a teacher. Thank you.
Batchewana First Nation Sault Ste Marie
Empowers Teacher of 27 Years …
After teaching for 27 years it is both inspiring and comforting to learn that you can teach “old dogs new tricks”. Sometimes it helps to look beyond the problems that you have in your classroom and look at what you are doing yourself and how what you do may not help change behaviour but also hinder any change.
I felt inspired and empowered by your ebook. Parts of it affirmed what I held true about kids and other parts empowered me to make change even with my Kindergarteners.
Kindergarten Teacher with 27 years experience
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Biggest Breakthrough in 13 Years …
What a difference your book made Marjan! I teach junior school children (5-8 year olds) in Christchurch, New Zealand.
I have the question in “How am I going to make a difference today?” above my desk in my classroom. I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses like never before in my 13 year teaching career – all thanks to you! My children LOVE the Gotcha Awards. The bucket was full on Friday.
I am using them to reinforce their homework routines for Reading. It is working a treat! I am working hard every day to be the best I can be (our school motto) and I am more positive on my outlook. Thank you for your inspiring book 🙂
First, Second and Third Grade Teacher
Christchurch, New Zealand
Helping Special Education Students Succeed …
As a special education teacher inspiring my students is a major challenge. This book offered great suggestions that inspired me to try new things that are helping students realize they can be successful. Thanks for the inspiration!
Special Education Teacher , Romulus High School
Romulus, Michigan USA
Great Results & New Opportunities …
Reading your book refreshes my idea that I am doing a good job as a teacher. I have incorporated some of the ideas into my classroom with great results. I have used your book to help me see each day as a new opportunity to help my students succeed.
Sixth Grade Teacher
Danville, Iowa USA
In my eBook, You’ll Also Learn …
“… made controlling my students easier.”
This is my first year teaching in a public school (fourth grade), and I was ready and willing to accept help wherever I could find it. When I received your e-mail on “How to Make a Difference,” I immediately sent in my info and purchased the e-book.
I have not been disappointed.
One of the things I tried immediately was in assigning jobs to my students. I am very much a “do-it-myselfer,” and never really considered allowing the students to help out. I changed my mind very quickly after reading your piece on “Building Trust and Respect Through Responsibility.”
I couldn’t believe how willing my students were to help! They were excited from the start to know that they were going to be “Mrs. Luebke’s Helpers,” and they couldn’t wait to begin. At first it seemed a bit difficult to find jobs for the students to do. After a while, no problem existed. Everyone was glad to help out, and no job was too menial.
The most positive outcome came from my “hyperactive” student.
Although I was able to keep him under control even when he did not have his medication (when mom couldn’t afford it), he was still quite a handful at times. When it came time for his turn at his job, things began to change. No one could keep his position if he/she had a discipline problem in class.
I made this standard clear from the very beginning. My young man enjoyed being a helper that I could see the difference in him from the onset. Things are not perfect for him, but they are much better. Discipline was not a huge problem in my class before this, but allowing the students to help me in class certainly has made controlling my students easier.
I know now that I will have jobs available for my class from now on, and I am grateful to you for the help your e-book has given me this year. It is something that I have recommended to my colleagues, both novice and experienced, and will continue to use these ideas throughout my teaching career.
Fourth Grade Teacher
El Paso, Texas USA
Difficult Class Make Remarkable Transformation …
I have a very difficult behaviour class that would not complete their work or bring needed materials / homework to class.
By placing the responsibility on them by asking them, “How do you plan to make sure that it’s here tomorrow?” and involving the class in designing their own marking schemes has had a remarkable change on the majority of the class.
Work is being completed, correctly and neatly and they are coming prepared to
J. Jenson Tilly
Fourth Grade Teacher
Very Helpful for K-6 Supply Teacher …
Very helpful with some great strategies and ideas especially as I am a supply teacher and encounter different age groups and classes from k-6.
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