Monthly Archives: March 2017

Book Giveaway: Judy Brown’s “Simple Gifts”

Book Giveaway News: We’re delighted to announce that Jodi Gleason won our March Book Giveaway – a copy of Teaching with Heart autographed by Parker J. Palmer, Taylor Mali and Sarah Brown Wessling. Congratulations Jodi! Next up: An autographed copy...
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Let’s Flood Gomez Heritage Elementary School with Books!

These days I’m always on the lookout for acts of kindness. So I was delighted to find this lovely story about an effort to honor Tanya Becker, a beloved reading teacher who recently passed away, by arranging for books for...
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Derek Walcott: Love After Love

Last Friday, we lost Derek Walcott, one of the world’s great poets.  It is fitting that we honor him on #WorldPoetryDay. On Friday morning on NPR, I woke to hear Tom Hiddleston reading Walcott’s poem, “Love After Love.”  Though I...
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Happy 1st day of Spring! To celebrate, give yourself the gift of poetry, teacher reflections and FREE books! Subscribe to our blog — receive thoughtful reflections, poetry and stories each week AND be automatically entered for free book drawings each...
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Mike Mangiaracina: The Poetry of Phenomena

With this post, we’re delighted to kick off a new feature to our blog. Each month, Mike Mangiaracina – an elementary-school science teacher – will reflect on the many connections that can be found within his classroom, between teacher, student, and their...
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Teachers Talk Interview: Robbie Murphy

Teachers Talk Interview Name? Robbie Murphy Current position? Supervising Teacher: Grade 2 at the Smith College Campus School, a lab school in Northampton, MA. How long have you been in education? 25 years What’s a little known fact about you?...
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And the Oscar goes to…

Every year I watch the Oscars from start to finish – and oh, what a finish it was! I’m a big movie fan and truth be told, I actually like the “thank you” speeches. To me, there’s something moving in...
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