Terrific Women Teachers

Terrific Women Teachers


By Helen Wolfe

Profiles of ten inspiring women educators from around the world.

Each chapter includes photographs, sidebars and fascinating facts about these groundbreaking women:

  • Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of self-directed learning
  • Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Helen's "miracle worker" 
  • Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher who died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster
  • Dorval Onesime, a Métis educator in the early 1900s from Saskatchewan
  • Denise Fruchter, a special education teacher with Tourette Syndrome from Toronto
  • Malalai Joya, campaigning for girls’ education in Afghanistan
  • Erin Gurswell, founder of Freedom Writers USA
  • Raden Ayu Kartini, who campaigned for the education of women in Indonesia
  • Marva Collins, an African American teacher dedicated to improving schools in US cities 

A Women's Hall of Fame Series Book

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About the Author

Helen Wolfe has been a teacher for more than thirty years. Her students have ranged from kindergarten to grade twelve. In her career, she has focused on teaching English, ESL, Special Education, and History. For more than twenty years she has been working with adults, many of whom speak English as a second language. Helen lives with her family in Toronto.

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Product Information

  • Release: April 15, 2011

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 118 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children's Nonfiction

  • Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8

  • Lexile: 1100L Guided Reading: Z

  • ISBN: 9781897187869


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • History & Social Studies
    > Social Justice

Praise for Terrific Women Teachers

"Potential teachers, as well as any reader whose life has been touched by a teacher, will find inspiration in the success of these remarkable women, which has often taken place in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles." - Centre for Children's and Young Adult Books

"Every book in The Women's Hall of Fame Series is a treat for readers—especially female readers—in the intended age group as well as for those who have left their tweens and teens behind them. Not only are the books pleasing to the eye, but they also have substance." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Readers will be fascinated by Wolfe's stories of courage, perseverance and dedication to the cause of education. One particularly interesting feature of this book is the 'black box' explanation of various challenging concepts such as: arranged marriages, ADHD, and domestic violence. Wolfe has managed to take a fresh approach to the series, The Women's Hall of Fame, by examining the teaching profession through the unique stories of ten fascinating women." - Resource Links

"Terrific Women Teachers does well in showing those who have broken through the barriers of sexism and improved the world in their own ways." - The Midwest Book Review