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Middle Schools Should . . .

May 7, 2013

What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know by Trudy Knowles and Dave F. Brown This book advocates for a change in the structure of learning in our schools. It’s time for us to have a serious discussion about this. The current way of learning [Keep Reading]

Batman Year One and a Fables Spin-Off

April 25, 2013

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, and Richmond Lewis This is a retelling of Batman’s origin story. It was originally published in 1986, shortly after Frank Miller told the final Batman story in The Dark Knight Returns. [Keep Reading]

My List of 2013 Reads

April 18, 2013

I love reading. I always have a book or two on the go. And I love sharing great titles here on the blog. That’s why I’ve decided to keep track of everything I read over the course of this year. I had a lot of fun with my reading log last [Keep Reading]

Look Again (Great Reads)

February 18, 2013

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline The premise of this novel was so scary that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read it. It starts when a single mother receives a missing child flyer in the mail. The picture on the flyer looks exactly like her [Keep Reading]

Graphic Novel Bliss

February 11, 2013

The Amazing Spider-man: The Fantastic Spider-man There are two stories in this graphic novel collection of the monthly Spider-man comic. I really enjoyed the second story that had Spider-man filling in as a substitute teacher at the [Keep Reading]

Don’t Be So Critical (I Know it’s Hard)

January 24, 2013

Cover of Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us “What people are afraid of isn’t failure. It’s blame. Criticism.” – Seth Godin from the book Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us What an amazing observation. We’re afraid of [Keep Reading]

Last Reads of the Year

December 28, 2012

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As such, he [Keep Reading]

The Power of Musical Education

December 26, 2012

“We make a big mistake in education by compensating everyone called ‘teacher’ on the same salary schedule. Music teachers arguable work longer hours, have greater influence, and contribute more to the community than most of their colleagues. [Keep Reading]

Belief

December 20, 2012

“People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what that they tell themselves. What leaders do: they give people stories they can [Keep Reading]
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