Seven Insights for Teaching Success

A Teacher’s Guide to Producing Positive Outcomes

by Donna L. Holman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/16/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781480860469
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781480860476
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781480882638

About the Book

As a teacher, you’ll encounter many personalities, attitudes, and characters when you step into a classroom.


Even if you’re super-excited and prepared, you may realize your students do not always share your enthusiasm, cannot comprehend what you are trying to teach, or aren’t mentally or psychologically ready for the information you are trying to convey.


Donna L. Holman, who has spent more than twenty-five years in the classroom helping students reach their potential, shares strategies to succeed in this guide for new and veteran teachers alike. Learn how to:


  • foster a safe, supportive environment;
  • encourage critical thinking and collaboration;
  • establish strong relationships with your students; and
  • leverage a mindset of daily commitment to personal growth and development.


You must believe that you are the best candidate to lead your students to success. You are their guide, their advocate, their protector, and their motivator. You have greatness within you—and must convince them that they have greatness within themselves.


Welcome to teaching-the most valuable profession that prepares individuals for every other occupation in the world.


Discover solutions-driven practices to help students achieve with Seven Insights for Teaching Success.

About the Author

Donna L. Holman has devoted nearly 30 years of her life to making the classroom an inviting, exciting and safe environment where students can be themselves while discovering their potential. She firmly holds that all children can learn and that they can achieve whatever they believe as long as they have devoted, caring adults to serve as role models and mentors.

Growing up in the rural midlands of South Carolina, she graduated Edisto High and Columbia College with honors. She began her career at Felton Laboratory School, a K-8 institution at SC State College, where she taught French and Spanish. She introduced the Aviation Club and served as co-advisor of the Broadcasting Club, an innovative, student-centered program recognized in Building Dreams, Helping Students Discover Their Potential by author and motivational speaker, Mychal Wynn.

After 12 years at FLS, Mrs. Holman returned to her alma mater, EHS and while there, she joined a school-to-work program for teachers which led her to a correspondent position at the Times and Democrat newspaper. She has received an M. Ed. in counselor education but remains in the classroom at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High as a French and Spanish instructor.

In addition to her SC teaching certificate, Mrs. Holman is an FAA certificated commercial pilot and an Independent Associate with LegalShield. She and her husband, William are the proud parents of a daughter and a son, Ashleigh and Dalton. They enjoy working together on their farm where evenings are often spent relaxing with their animals on “Holman Island.”