What I Love About José Vilson’s “This Is Not a Test”
Technology has allowed us to connect with other like-minded teachers, people whose ideas and convictions help bolster and refine our own, who put the thoughts we can’t quite explain into words that are powerful, honest and brave. People like José Vilson.
Join Our First Summer Book Study
One will change the way you look at technology. The other will change the way you look at planning. Either way, your paradigms are about to get shifted. Big time.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Until I read this book, I knew autism caused people to behave in ways that made it hard for them to fit in socially, but I guess I assumed they were unaware of it. That was a big underestimation: The awareness is there, it’s strong, it hurts, and it extends to the people around them.
Race in the Classroom: There’s a Manual for That
83 percent of U.S. teachers are white. Nearly half our students are not. However uncomfortable it may be to talk about, this makes a difference. The good news is, a set of best practices is starting to emerge.
Why Teachers Need to Know Diane Ravitch
Although lots of teachers are already out there, debating policy issues, more informed voices are needed. Ravitch’s book, Reign of Error, will get you up to speed.
Book Review: The Best-Kept Teaching Secret
Things have gotten awfully complicated and contentious in education lately. This friendly, easy-to-read book offers something we’re all looking for these days: simple ideas with big impact.
The Cure for Bad PowerPoint: A Review of Presentation Zen
You probably think your PowerPoints are pretty good. I definitely thought mine were. But after skimming a few pages of Presentation Zen, I knew my slides were about to change forever.
Book Review: How to Talk So Kids Can Learn
If I could only choose one book to put into the hands of teachers, it would be this one. With specific instructions and clear examples, the authors walk us through the small, important changes we can make in the way we talk to students of all ages.