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 | 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 | 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 [...]

Teacherpreneurs – A Book Review

courtesy of teacherleaders Most of the readers and writers of The Educator's Room would consider themselves more than "just teachers." We're ground movers, educational landscapers, and men and women who patch the faults of children and our profession. We also move some of our thoughts into actions, making us entrepreneurs of our profession. [...]

By | March 18th, 2014|Book Review, Educator Professionalism, Featured|0 Comments

ELL Classroom Instruction that Works – a Book Review

by: Jennifer Healey Book: Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners 2nd Edition By: Jane D. Hill and Kirsten B. Miller Published: ASCD, 2013   courtesy ASCD Most K-12 classroom teachers are aware that state and federal laws currently require English Language Learners to perform as well as any mainstream students on [...]

By | January 22nd, 2014|Book Review, Featured, Opinion|1 Comment