The July Book Club Selection

In June, the Talks with Teachers Summer Book Club read Colson Whitehead’s, The Underground Railroad, and our thriving Facebook group had over 200 comments about the novel. For July, we are reading J.D. Vance’s, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Jennifer Senior, book critic for The New York Times, said: … Read more…

The Honor of Teaching

The Making of a Teacher

There was Mercer Street Books, Strand on Broadway, Barnes and Nobles on 8th Street, and a half dozen guys that set up tables on the sidewalk outside the NYU library hawking used paperbacks. Much of my free time in college was spent walking the streets of Greenwich Village in search of books and a sense … Read more…

The July Summer Book Club

After reading Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad in June, we are plunging into nonfiction this July. Which book will we read? That’s where you come in. The Talks with Teachers Summer Book Club has always been about choice, and we let you decide. Here are the three book we are considering next month. To be … Read more…

The Summer Book Club

This is the third year of the Talks with Teachers Summer Book Club, a time for us as teachers to share a love of reading, build on each other’s insights, and grow as a community. Bell Hooks once said, “For most people, what is so painful about reading is that you read something and you … Read more…

Reclaiming the Virtues of Teaching

The Virtues of Teaching

This post originally appeared on Edutopia.org In a recent Gallup poll, 43 percent of people said that they didn’t want their children to become teachers. It was 33 percent a decade earlier. I am fearful of what that signifies for teachers and for students. Who will lead us in the future if we don’t honor … Read more…