Tag: Books

Darkness is beautiful

Is Saying “Dark” to Mean “Bad” Problematic?

The wonderful children’s book Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison ends with the realization that darkness — both in the sky and in skin color — is beautiful and necessary. Yet, so many of us persist in using the […]

/ August 21, 2020
Read More
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

“Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds: Analysis by a Teacher

A Great Book for Grades 6-8+ The 2019 young adult book Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds is beloved in middle school classrooms and summer reading lists for good reason. This collection of ten short stories about students walking home […]

/ August 16, 2020
Read More
Marshall Memo professional development book for school improvement

THE Book for School Improvement: Best of the Marshall Memo!

Want a professional development book to improve a whole school, or just make your own teaching and leadership better? I’m thrilled to announce a text that complies the most useful research on learning and educational leadership: The Best of the […]

/ September 28, 2019
Read More

How a Passion Project Can Pay Off for a Teacher or Travel Lover!

Michael in front of C-130 Hercules plane. Wondering if it’s worth it to follow your passion projects? Read on! Teaching Traveling: The interview “How to Become a Teacher Who Travels for Free” has become one of the most popular Teaching […]

/ January 25, 2018
Read More
Sally in the Galapagos Islands.

A Job Teaching Parents How to Travel Better, With Kids or in Groups

Sally in the Galapagos Islands. Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Sally Black, a professional teacher of travel! Sally, tell us about yourself. Sally: Full disclosure, I am not a traditional teacher in a classroom. Rather, I teach parents to learn to […]

/ July 28, 2017
Read More
Who is the person behind "Teaching With Heart, Fire, & Poetry?"

Thank You Letters for Teachers on the Next Level in this Project

Who is the person behind “Teaching With Heart, Fire, & Poetry?” Teaching Traveling: Can we enhance the classic thank you note to teacher? Let’s chat with the founder of the “Thank You, Teachers” project, Megan Scribner, about how to support teachers […]

/ May 21, 2017
Read More