Category Archives: Book Reviews

Workshop Style Teaching–From Jenn’s Point of View

Jenn is a middle school language arts and social studies teacher.  By definition she is integrating instruction. She describes these twin focuses as content goals (social studies outcomes), and process goals (language arts skills).  Here is a little excerpt from … Continue reading

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That Workshop Book: New Systems and Structures for Classrooms That Read, Write, and Think

Samantha Bennett’s book, That Workshop Book:  New Systems and Structures for Classrooms that Read, Write, and Think, is one of the best teaching books I’ve read in quite a while.  The last chapter, Jenn’s Citizens, was my favorite.  Jenn teaches … Continue reading

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Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching

If you are looking for a fresh perspective, increased job satisfaction, or greater contentment Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching is the book for you.  Using information gleaned from stress management techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, and spiritual principles, … Continue reading

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

I recently read 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann.  I keep hearing and reading on teacher websites about all the lies we are teaching about the colonial period of American history, especially the time … Continue reading

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Attitude Adjustment

Teaching is a tough job.  Those who don’t do it, think it’s easy, and those who haven’t done it for a long time think it’s still the “old” days.  Things are a lot different from what they used to be … Continue reading

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