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 [...]

Inspirational Educator: David Menasche, Author of The Priority List

The Priority List, by David Menasche David Menasche was a teacher for 15 years in Miami. He was diagnosed with brain cancer the day before Thanksgiving, 2006. However, it wasn’t until July 15, 2012 when he suffered an episode (still not sure if it was a seizure or a stroke) that his life [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|Book Review, Featured, Interviews|0 Comments

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 [...]