Our EdSurge bookshelves are stuffed with serious, important books about education. Hot off the presses, for instance, is
Dale Russakoff’s The Prize (about how Mark Zuckerberg spent $150 million in Newark). We’ve got the epic trio of books on blended learning by Michael Horn (Blended), Liz Arney (Go Blended!) and Esther Wojcicki (Moonshots in Education). We’ve got books on race and class in education, such as Jose Vilson’s This is Not A Test, and yes, Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error.
Every once in a while, though, a work slips through, unheralded by mainstream publishers. Really, more of a coffee conversation with a friend.
Dawn Casey-Rowe’s self-published
Don’t Sniff The Glue falls into this category. It is alternatively, a sweet ode to teaching and a rant about the challenges of the job. Here are a few excerpts that resonated with us. We are delighted to share them with, particularly at the beginning of a school year. Enjoy!
On what teaching is really about:
On a color she will never forget:
On the introspection and self-questioning that comes with the job:
On being careful with words:
On how the education system needs to step up:
Great question, Dawn, and one that should echo in our heads every day.