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

The Advantage of Disadvantage, Part I – Book Review

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Penguin Books, Ltd., Oct. 2013 David and Goliath,By Malcolm Gladwell I remember years ago watching a piloted TV show that was based on a character that was much like that of the popular television personality Martha Stewart. In the show, the [...]