Category Archives: Education

3 Books by 1992 Teacher of the Year, Rafe Esquith (2003 – 2009) + a Documentary (2005)

I read these books a few years ago and think of them everyday!  Whether you’re a supportive parent or a homeschooler, there are many, many insights and inspirations here.  Don’t miss the documentary The Hobart Shakespeareans! There Are No Shortcuts … Continue reading

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Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories by Rosemary Wells (1998)

You may know Rosemary Wells from her well-known picture books about Max and Ruby, but she has also written and illustrated dozens of other books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Mary on Horseback is one of her better known non-fiction books. … Continue reading

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The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill (2000)

Did you have a favorite teacher who changed your life?  I did — Mrs. Ross, my high school choir teacher.  Mrs. Ross was convinced every student could sing a solo.  She refused to take “No” for an answer.  So, like … Continue reading

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Marva Collins’ Way by Marva Collins and Civia Tamarkin (1982)

What I once assumed to be inferior education for the poor and underprivileged has become a nationwide malady that afflicts the middle and upper classes as well. . . our children are not the culprits, they are the victims.  My twenty … Continue reading

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