Teaching in any form, anywhere, under any circumstances, has its ups and downs -- as does life. One of the greatest teacher ups is the ah-ha moment. The moment when you see the light come on. When a student gets it. It's that special moment when you know you've made a difference, when you have forever opened windows of knowledge and doors of opportunity.
Any teacher can give out information. Educators connect. They take the steps necessary to communicate effectively, regardless of the circumstances. Connection has the power to create a love for learning and to change lives.
Terry Sumerlin speaks and writes about the frustration and fulfillment, discouragement and courage, exhaustion and elation of an educator. It's about how to communicate, including to ourselves, during the ups and downs. It's about how educators bridge communication gaps to create more ah-ha moments.More info →
Terry says: “Christian Leadership is the book that I always wanted to write! It is who I am as a person of faith, as related through amazing life experiences and people stories that have become the fabric of my everyday life. It’s a book that at times will make you laugh, often will touch your emotions, but always will make you think, yeah me too. It will rekindle your faith and motivate you to be a better leader and to let your light shine even brighter.”More info →
Each anecdote from barber-osopher and motivational speaker Terry L. Sumerlin illustrates an important leadership principle. The entertaining and easy-to-read stories are filled with humor, common sense, inspiration, and practical wisdom. Readers will chuckle and nod their heads in agreement as they improve their leadership skills.More info →
Motivational speaker and author Terry Sumerlin blends fact and fiction in this novella about a cruise ship lecturer who teaches the principles of success, yet somehow has lost his own inspiration. How does Terry regain his enthusiasm? This is the experience of one "human becoming."More info →