23. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Autobiographies, Graphic Book, NonFiction, Tammy · Tags: ,

To Teach: The Journey in Comics by Willliam Ayers, read by Tammy, on 05/04/2014

to teachGraphic novel of the true life adventures of William Ayers as an elementary school teacher. Ayers obviously loves teaching and loves his students but has to struggle with administration and paperwork. His approach to teaching is for lots of group activities and lots of kinetic interaction with the learning items. He believes that kids learn best when having fun and feeling like they are playing instead of working. His class is very busy and loud. As an introvert who likes structure I would have been overwhelmed by such a classroom environment, but my niece would love it. I’m sure she and many others students could benefit from this active and social learning process.

20. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes by Leslie McCollom, read by Tammy, on 11/09/2012

A collection of funny, thoughtful and sometimes surprisingly grown-up comments from preschoolers collected and organized by a preschool teacher on all sorts of topics. Quick, fun read.