Colin Hannaford Launches New Book Marketing Campaign for 2018

For over 30 years, Colin Hannaford taught mathematics to students of all ages, emphasizing important qualities he learned in the army: comradeship, honesty and self-respect. To his students, he stressed the benefits of respectfully debating mathematical theories, often engaging his class in an open forum-style debate. In his book, “Educating Messiahs” (published by Trafford Publishing), which is kicking off a new marketing campaign for 2018, Hannaford blends his classroom lessons with his military work in a call for a more peaceful and open society.

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“I learned to show my youngest classes, and later also my pre-university seniors, that the most effective way to learn mathematics is through testing its arguments together in open discussion,” explains Hannaford. “This engages everyone in critical discourse without attacking anyone’s self-respect.”

“Educating Messiahs” is a collection of essays that Hannaford previously published on Facebook and shared with former students. His advice champions creative thought and careful thinking rather than fact and figure memorization. By teaching students to think critically and debate respectfully, Hannaford hopes that future generations will learn to listen to differing opinions and pursue agreeable solutions for all.

“The most dangerous obstacle to peace is the effect on societies and nations of ‘certainty,’” warns Hannaford, “in which different groups, now often within a host nation, are certain that they are right, and that everyone who disagrees with them is wrong.”

“Educating Messiahs”
By Colin Hannaford
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 370 pages | ISBN 9781466994034
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 370 pages | ISBN 9781466994010
E-Book | 370 pages | ISBN 9781466994027
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Colin Hannaford is a mathematics teacher and speaker. He served in the army from 1961 to 1975. He was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge, England and taught mathematics at Magdalen College School. He became the head of mathematics, also teaching ethics, at the British European School, a position he held for nearly 25 years. He is also the author of “Socrates Workbook,” which has been published in six different languages.

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