COAST CITIES — Dr. Stuart Grauer, head of school at The Grauer School in Encinitas, will launch the publication of his latest book, “Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators,” at 7:30 p.m. March 19, with an author book-signing event and lecture at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla.The event will feature an acoustical guitar performance by Grauer School senior Casper Messmann. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and eligible for author signature exclusively with acquisition at Warwick’s. To register to attend the event, visit grauerschool.com/realteachers-warwicks/.
Through a series of personal experiences woven into narratives Grauer captured during 20 years of travel expeditions both domestically and abroad, he transports the reader to remote locations and unlikely situations. This includes: a historically significant town in the interior of Mexico; an isolated Alaskan outpost; a squall in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and an American Indian Reservation in South Dakota where he participated in several sweat lodge encounters and rode in a 24-member motorcyle formation for approximately 1,000 miles to the Wounded Knee Memorial.
Throughout these real-life tales, Grauer reveals how these experiences create effective tools for teachers and immersion environments for students. The book is complete with an appendix highlighting key issues for teachers that can be applied to study of the book in the classroom. The book challenges teachers to revisit the core of teaching principles and revert to a small class size where individualized attention is emphasized.
To pre-order a copy of the paperback book, visit grauerschool.com/real-teachers for a list of vendors. The book will be available for purchase at online and retail booksellers beginning March 19.
Grauer is the founding head teacher at The Grauer School, president of the The Grauer Foundation for Education, and creator of the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools.