I gave a keynote In Alberta, Canada, entitled, “Four Practices of Superior Teachers,” followed by a “Discipline without Stress, Punishments, or Rewards” workshop to the Calgary Teachers Association. I think I also had the most humbling experience of my life.
I have been honored to speak in various locations around the world. Certainly presenting in Kuala Lumpur at the behest of the Minister of Education of Malaysia was an honor and a very gratifying experience. And I truly enjoyed speaking in Beijing where I presentied with a Chinese translation of the book. But what I witnessed in Alberta was overwhelming. Fifty members of the Calgary Teachers Association had formed a Marvin Marshall Book Club, and I was the invited speaker for their second meeting.
I know that various schools have met to discuss the book. Kerry Weisner of British Columbia may have been one of the first to have a morning “Muffins with Marv.” But the privilege of having a personal interchange with people who are already familiar with the book was an evening of joy that I do not expect to be surpassed.
One attendee apologized when I signed her book. She had numerous notes affixed to various pages. This was not the first time I had seen the book with numerous Post-its attached. Once I received an e-mail from someone telling me that it was the person’s third reading and notes were still being affixed.
I thank all of you who have purchased the book and have found it to be both professionally and personally enriching. Here is the site to read about the book.