Timothy Brown is a Bad Boy
About the Book
When a third-grade teacher starts the new school year, she’s excited to meet her students. But Timothy Brown is on her roster and he could be her worst nightmare. He has trouble reading, his behavior is bothersome, and he wants the starring role in the school play.
Timothy Brown is a Bad Boy, by author and former principal, Mary Page-Clay, is based on a combination of real-life incidents that occurred during her career as a classroom teacher. Timothy Brown will challenge preconceived notions to promote acceptance and understanding between students and teachers.
With a study guide to help facilitate small group discussions, educators are encouraged to share their personal experiences, identify opportunities for improvement, and build upon their shared strengths to teach children who challenge them.
About the Author
Mary Page-Clay is a retired school administrator with over 40 years of experience in elementary schools across the United States and American Dependent Schools in West Germany. As a classroom teacher she developed a passion to reach children who were not excited about learning and did not feel supported by their teachers.
The situations in this book were inspired by real events that still occur in classrooms across the world today. Mary admits that it’s not easy to reach every child but she still believes that most people teach because they love children and want to inspire each generation to love learning. This book is designed to be used in elementary schools for staff development and includes a guide book with activities for large and small group training.
Mary still loves teaching and volunteers at a public school in Colorado Springs, where she lives with her husband. Her other books include “Preacher’s Coming to Dinner” and “The Mouse in the House”.
Sonja Bot has been a freelance illustrator for 5 years, infusing her distinct style into an array of formats, including textiles and advertisements. During her time teaching in China, she observed that students of all ages learned quickly when they were engaged by captivating imagery along with a great storyline, and education is now an important part of her design work and art. “Timothy Brown is a Bad Boy” is her first foray into the adventurous and fun world of children’s book illustration