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In Summer 2013, a graduation speech given by the idiosyncratic novelist, short-story genius and children’s author George Saunders went viral.
‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
The book, Learning to Play, Playing to Learn, revised third edition, aims to successfully build student empathy, self-regulation and problem-solving skills through a healthy approach to play. The power of play is that it is the most natural way that children learn.
My Magic Ears is a book about a hearing impaired girl who receives cochlear implants and the world of sound that she discovers.
Educator Catherine Cadden makes the case for L.O.V.E. - Listening, Observing, Validating, and Empathizing - as an action that has the power to end violence, with real-life stories from her own experience.
For eleven years, educator Catherine Cadden ran the bold experiment called TEMBA, a K-8 academic school based on the tenets of nonviolence and founded on the conviction that children who have the opportunity to practice peace in the classroom wouldn't just survive school - they'd thrive.
Published in 1997, written by Mitch Albom, with the leadership and guidance of his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, this under 200 page volume is full of simple answers to existential questions regarding the importance of human existence.
Chronicling the development of the Poetry Academy at El Sol, a whole school poetry program taking place at a ground breaking, award winning dual language immersion charter school in one of the most vulnerable communities in the U.S., The Poets of El Sol demonstrates poetry's power to expand the h