Endorsements for The Call to Brilliance by Resa Steindel Brown
"This book is a powerful critique of why many public & private schools don’t work. The author ... offers a wonderfully supported hypothesis about how to fix them."
-- Senator Eric Oemig, Washington State, vice chair of both the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee
"As soon as I read the first thirty pages, I was not only surprised, I was
slightly overwhelmed. I could not put it down. … Here was a book that went considerably
beyond what I ever learned especially in the area of home schooling."
-- William Glasser, M.D., President, the William Glasser
Institute, author of Schools Without Failure and Choice Theory
"This is quite simply the best book on education ever written. But it is much
more than that. It is a fine (nonfiction) novel. It has a plot, characters,
a conflict, a theme and builds towards a satisfying conclusion…"
-- Peter Kline author of The Every Day Genius
"...nothing less than a blueprint to bring life back to our increasingly moribund
educational system and to our society which has lost its way."
-- John Taylor Gatto, author of The Under Ground History
of American Education and Dumbing Us Down.
"A moving, passionate portrayal of what limits us as children and how we can
help our own children move past those limits to find their innate passion and
brilliance. An empowering solution!"
-- Jack Canfield co-author, Chicken Soup for the Parent's
Soul® and co-author, Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul®
"As we legislate for stricter learning standards, we find that it does not solve
our problems; it deepens them. Most people cannot envision education any other
way. Resa came up with a better way. She has not only envisioned it, she has
built it, lived it, and now she shares it with us all."
-- Joseph Chilton Pearce author of Crack in the Cosmic
Egg and Magical Child
"A must read for all parents and educators, including all the students in my
graduate education classes. This book tells a story of courage and triumph.
It reminds us of what humans are capable of when given the opportunity to follow
our unique paths from an early age. It's one of those books when once started,
is impossible to put down."
-- Charlotte F. LeHecka, PhD. Director, Institute for
Accelerative Learning, Teaching, and Research
"The Call to Brilliance is a potent memoir as well as an instructive
look at what we've done (and do) wrong in our schools…Brilliance, genius and
creativity are our children's birthright. Resa shows how these natural capacities
can be welcomed and wooed from the inside out. This is a rich, subtle and important
corrective to the institutionalized underestimation of student's potential and
an antidote to those practices that dull them."
-- Tobin Hart, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University
of West Georgia, & President, ChildSpirit Institute
"If I was the head of UNESCO, I would insist that The Call to Brilliance,
by renowned educator Resa Steindel Brown, be translated into all the major world
languages and issued to every new mother in maternity wards across the globe.
For if these mothers heeded the guidance and wisdom in this amazing story --
and gathered together to follow Resa's example -- we could change the course
of civilization in a single generation."
-- Laurel Airica, creator of WordMagic: An Enchanted
"You will laugh, cry, ponder and wonder along with this amazing mother and educator.
Resa Steindel Brown will take you on a journey that will give you unflagging
courage to believe in and advocate for the brilliance that is unique to your
child, and will remind you of your own."
-- Victoria Kindle Hodson, co-author of Respectful
Parents, Respectful Kids and Discover Your Child's Learning Style.
"Thank you for a great show! I really enjoyed having you on. It was an enlightening
experience, and opened my eyes to aspects of education I never was aware of.
You have certainly made a difference in how we might educate our children, when
the time comes. I also want you to know that I was very moved by your passion
-- Arjang Zendehdel, Radio Talk Show Host of "A Night
of Insight" on KIRN 670AM