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Blame Teachers: The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform


reviewed by James Davis — October 10, 2016

coverTitle: Blame Teachers: The Emotional Reasons for Educational Reform
Author(s): Steven P. Jones
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1681232189, Pages: 154, Year: 2015
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 10, 2016
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21672, Date Accessed: 4/27/2017 12:48:29 PM

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  • James Davis
    High Point University
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    JAMES DAVIS has been an educator for the past 16 years, serving as a Professor, Educational Consultant, Principal, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Youth Director and classroom teacher. He is currently licensed to serve as a teacher, principal, curriculum specialist, and Exceptional Children’s Director. Dr. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education and a Master’s Degree in Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education. He began his career as a teacher, in a middle school classroom. Dr. Davis taught English and Social Studies. While teaching, James Davis was accepted into the Principal Fellow’s Program. He completed a second master’s degree in School Administration and later completed his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education. Dr. Davis worked as an assistant principal of instruction prior to becoming a principal. He worked as a school administrator at both the elementary and secondary level. The majority of Dr. Davis’ time as a principal has been at turnaround schools, priority schools and “majority minority” schools. He has been named both teacher of the year and principal of the year. He has presented and been published at the state, national, and international level. Currently, Dr. Davis serves as an Associate Professor at High Point University, working in the elementary, middle grades, and educational leadership departments. He consults with numerous states on school turnaround, effective instruction, and effective leadership, at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Davis lives with his wife and three daughters in NC. Current publications include the following: Davis, J. (2016). Avoid the Drama: 6 Strong Tips From One Student Teacher to Another Retrieves from http://ncaee.blogspot.com Davis, J. (2015). Reflections of a First-Year Middle Grades Professor: AMLE Association of Middle Level Education. Davis, J. (2015). What Five New Teachers Report as Strategies to their Success and Sanity: AMLE Association of Middle Level Education. Davis, J. (2015). Supporting and Retaining the BEST Educators: One Principal’s Reflection. Retrieves from http://ncaee.blogspot.com He works daily on his personal mission statement, to "Love Kids, Support Teachers, Involve Parents, and Pass it On."
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