Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

I have no idea how reasonable an idea this is, but what the heck. I was looking through my "teaching closet" at home and realized I had all these teaching books that are just sitting there gathering dust. I culled through the ones I wanted to keep and found many I'd be willing to share with someone who may get more use out of them.

I'll mail any of them to you on a first come first serve basis on the following condition. You will send a check to me made out to the charity of your choice for whatever amount you think is reasonable, and I'll pass the check along when I get it and mail you the book. If you're interested, please send me e-mail at indicating which book(s) you want. We can continue the conversation there. I also have favorite charities in town I'm willing to suggest (food banks and "safe places" and such).

Here's the list in "pulled out of the closet" order:

"The Passionate Teacher", Robert L. Fried
"Ordinary Children, Extraordinary Teachers", Marva Collins
"Among SchoolChildren", Tracy Kidder
"Small Victories", Samuel G. Freedman
"Escalante", Jay Mathews
"Why I Teach", Esther Wright
"36 Children", Herbert Kohl
"The Classroom Crucible", Edward Pauly
"Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor", Jane Bluestein
"Hot Tips for Teachers", Harrison and Spuler
"Teaching and the Art of Successful Classroom Management", Harvey Kraut
"Nothing's Impossible", Lorraine Monroe
"Growing Minds", Herbert Kohl
"In Code", Sarah Flannery
"Ed School Follies", Rita Kramer
"Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide", Nelsen, Duffy, Escobar, Ortolano, Owen-Sohocki
"Improving Schools from Within", Roland Barth
"Positive Discipline in the Classroom", Nelsen, Lott, Glenn
"Teaching Matters", Whitaker & Whitaker
"The Teacher's Almanac", Patricia Woodward

Holy Cow! What a book hog.


  1. Anonymous4:57 PM

    I don't want any, but what a nice thing you are doing!

    Happy New Year,


  2. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Thanks, Jonathan, and I hope you have a great new year and new semester.

    Ms. Cookie

  3. That's awesome that you are doing that, if only I had time to read books.