The Overly Honest Teacher

A book review of The Overly Honest Teacher: Parenting Advice from the Classroom by Meredith Essalat M.Ed. Stars: **** The Collective Book Studio (2020)Parenting/Education128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: All parents want their children to be able to vocalize… Read More »

Books About Manners

For Good Manners Month I’d like to share some books about manners you might find interesting. *May contain affiliate links. Books About Manners for Kids and Adults For Adults 365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly Every day of the year you can read a bit about teaching your children and teens about manners… Read More »

Pick Up Your Pen: The Art of Handwriting by Monica Dengo

Stars: ★★★☆☆ Owlkids Books (2012) Ages 6 to 9 112 pages Cursive writing is not taught as much anymore, especially in Canada. Two provinces have already eliminated it from their curriculum. Even for places where cursive writing has not been eliminated, children are spending more and more time online and less time writing. Monica Dengo… Read More »

Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War and Peace by Niki Walker

Stars: ***** OwlKids Books (September 2013) Children’s Nonfiction Ages 10-14 80 Pages Summary: Types of conflict including battles, protests, standoffs and strikes, how they start, why they start and different ways people deal (or don’t deal) with conflict. War is definitely not a favourite subject of mine. I’m not a history buff, especially when it… Read More »

What Children Need to Learn to Read by Michelle Vallene

Stars: ★★★★☆ Learners Lane (2010) Parenting/Education Book/CD Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A basic guide to helping your child learn to read from Birth to Age 6. What works best for each age group, how to make it fun and… Read More »

What Language Is (And What It Isn’t And What It Could Be) by John McWhorter

**Giveaway Here!** Stars: **** Penguin Group USA (2011)Nonfiction – Linguistics240 pages Summary:An eye-opening tour for all language lovers, What Language Is offers a fascinating new perspective on the way humans communicate. From vanishing languages spoken by a few hundred people to major tongues like Chinese, with copious revelations about the hodgepodge nature of English, John… Read More »

Teacher’s Gotta Dance by Philip M. Fishman

Stars: *** 1/2 Createspace (2010)Memoir200 pages Summary: At 66, Philip Fishman decides he wants to become a teacher. This is the story of his (very) short lived career. It’s a memoir of that choice and that adventure and where it lead him. It’s also the story of what he learned during his few weeks as… Read More »