Freedom to Engage

by Michelle Rhnea Yisrael

Freedom to ENGAGE is a critical and auto-ethnographic exploration into classroom management through the eyes of an inner-city educator with over 30 years of experience. Filled with self-examination and reflection, Professor Yisrael shares the realities of working in an urban educational environment that textbooks fail to capture. This book is an invaluable resource for educators of all ages and stages of their careers. Prepare to ENGAGE.

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Michelle Rhnea Yisrael has been honored to empower women and children for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in English from Chicago State University, A Master's in Online Teaching from the University of Illinois Springfield, a soul degree in love, and possesses a passion for nurturing the human soul. Ms. Yisrael was a district leader for 8 alternative high schools on the Southside of Chicago where she trained and managed principals, teachers, and support staff. Additionally, she was director of an alternative high school and dean of instruction for another. Ms. Yisrael has been an educational leader for 37 years. She founded and operated an independent school for much of that time while managing a budget for two city-funded programs and two federally funded programs simultaneously. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Chicago's Kennedy-King College and is one of the education coaches for She is one of the co-authors of T.R.U.S.T. Classroom Management program. Professor Yisrael is a writer for I AM Media Books and author of The Jeremiah 9 Woman a 52-week prayer journey, The Enemy Within A Survivor’s Story, In Each Moment: An Anthology of Short Stories about Life & Love, and Freedom to Engage: A critical auto-ethnographic analysis of a community college professor.

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