Passionate Learners – My First Book Released

Two years ago, prompted by a blog post asking for ideas, I submitted a proposal for a book to Powerful Learning Press.  I remember thinking that I was way out of my league, that I had no right to submit anything, and who did I really think I was.  Yet, I knew from writing this blog and having many conversations with incredible people that some of the stuff I had written about had helped others.  I knew that there were many teachers out there wondering how they could change the way they taught, wondering if it was okay to break the rules?  So I hit send and then promptly forgot all about it, after all I was a new mom to twins and barely getting any sleep.  I took a leap of faith, hoped for the best, but resigned myself to the idea that no one would probably be interested.

Now, I see what taking a leap of faith can do for you.  Two years later the book that I asked if I could write, is being released.  “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students” is out today!  The story that I hoped to tell about breaking the rules from within without alienating your entire support team, about working within a standards obsessed curriculum and still having students like learning, about assessing students without giving them grades is here.  That book that I thought I maybe could write has been written and is now ready to be judged by you.

So I hope you like it, or at least, I hope it makes you think.  I hope it offers concrete ideas that you can implement or help someone implement in their own journey to change.  I hope you will help me create more passionate learners around the world.

If you would like to connect with me, please reach out.  I can be emailed through p (at) globalreadaloud (dot) com

I also get to do a Twitter chat Sunday, May 18th at 7 PM EST

And finally I will do a live event on June 22nd 7 PM EST.  To sign up for this, go here

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4 thoughts on “Passionate Learners – My First Book Released

  1. Frances barnes says:

    Congratulations! I have so enjoyed your blogs and feel certain that your book will be wonderful as well. Good work.

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