The Heart-Centered Teacher lives up to its promise of renewal, writes educator Sarah Cooper. Routman’s newest book “strives to be a mosaic of sorts: a combination of sometimes searing, sometimes poignant personal stories with on-the-ground insights from decades of experience.”
Category: The Teaching Life
Writing with inviting humor, Allyson Apsey gives readers steps to follow along a path to a more serendipitous life, singling out some of the most common situations educators face. Teacher leader Laura Von Staden says Apsey’s book is a must-read for stressed educators.
If demoralizing teachers worked, then our educational system would already have reached a state of perfection. Instead, says reviewer Jenni Miller, policymakers can find a true roadmap for change in Richard DuFour’s “In Praise of American Educators And How They Can Become Even Better.”
In a concise and enjoyable book, Meenoo Rami invites educators to reinvigorate their professional lives through mentors, networks, intellectual growth, and by empowering students to become more passionate learners, says reviewer Jessica Valenti.
Many teachers do not see skills development as an ongoing part of their job. Doug Lemov’s book, Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better, offers a framework for better teaching through deliberate practice, says reviewer Renee Masterson.
José Vilson writes a book review in the form of a professional love letter to middle grades teacher Cindi Rigsbee, author of Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make.