The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Book Review

The Secrets of Timeless Teachers: Instruction That Works in Every Generation is aptly titled. Great teachers have existed in every age, with every type of technology, and in every nation. It is not the tools that make them great, but rather their form. Such can be said about this book, which is readable for just about [...]

Read Alouds With A Purpose For Third and Fourth Graders

I have been working through several books this summer to read aloud to my students; books that I’ve never  read to them before. I love my old standbys but really wanted to find some books that could strike up some discussion instead of just entertain. I have read twenty-five books and have chosen the top three [...]

Yes, Teacher Leadership is for you! – A TER Book Review

Book: Insights into Action, by William Sterrett Publisher: ASCD, 2011 The beginning of every school year is often fraught with non-stop action: getting those last minute lesson plans in place, meeting (and remembering the names of) new students, settling on a management system for your classroom, and getting used to standing most of the day [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:12:09+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Book Review, Featured, Opinion|0 Comments

The Advantage of Disadvantage – Part II – A Book Review

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Brown and Company (October 1, 2013)   David and Goliath,By Malcolm Gladwell Have you ever wondered what makes a person successful? Does it stem from advantage or disadvantage? In my previous article (Part I) we looked at a book [...]

By | 2016-11-01T14:13:02+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Book Review, Featured, High School, High School, Literacy, Opinion|0 Comments