Combat Those Back to School Fears: September is National School Success Month

August 19, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Contact: Kimberly King
Phone: 866-372-2636

Combat Those Back to School Fears:
September is National School Success Month

Newhall, CA (August, 2005) - The month of September sends most children back to school for another year. While some children eagerly anticipate the opportunities the new school year will bring, others look towards the forthcoming experiences with dread. This lack of enthusiasm may be due in part to struggles they faced in years past.

September, which is National School Success Month, is the perfect time to help children combat educational related feelings of inadequacy and frustration. In his new book, Daily Positives: Inspiring Greatness In The Next Generation (ISBN: 0974414980, Cameo Publications, LLC, $16.95) Edward P. Fiszer, Ed.D. provides inspirational quotes and motivational messages geared towards young people. Fiszer covers everything from making and keeping friends to anger management to maintaining enthusiasm despite failure.

While many parents and teachers may feel overwhelmed by the daunting task of trying to combat back to school fears, they need to understand that patience is their biggest ally. According to Fiszer, change will not happen overnight. “Excellence is not seen after one great effort, but through incremental steps. Hard work, practice with feedback from teachers and mentors, and relenteless focus on improvement all become habits over time.”

Daily Positives is the perfect addition to any principal, teacher, mentor or coach’s library. Its messages provide the opportunity to inspire positive action, tenacity, hard work, and dedication.

Edward P. Fiszer, Ed.D. is the principal of an elementary school in Canoga Park, California and teaches graduate-level courses in education at National University and California State University, Northridge. Dr. Fiszer coaches and consults on teacher learning, leadership, character development, and special education issues. He is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Association of California School Administrators, Carskadon Associates, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and Phi Delta Kappa. After incorporating inspirational messages into his school’s daily announcements, Dr. Fiszer has found that brief, key thoughts can encapsulate the deepest yearnings of the heart as well as the highest aspirations of students and adults alike.

For more information, a review copy of Daily Positives: Inspiring Greatness In The Next Generation, or to interview Dr. Fiszer, please contact Kimberly King at 866-372-2636 or send an email to