Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! – First Book Blog

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! – First Book Blog

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate great teachers who change lives and inspire young people to reach for their dreams. First Book is especially grateful to teachers who work tirelessly to fight illiteracy and introduce children to the joy of of reading.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our guest blogger, Sabrina Stevens Shupe, to share her advice on how to inspire students to discover the joy of reading. Shupe is a teacher, writer, and education activist in Colorado. She has worked with students in struggling communities in Philadelphia and Denver, and currently works with grassroots education movements around the country.

I’m sure it’s not surprising to hear a teacher say this, but I absolutely love books. Some of my earliest and fondest memories of childhood involve reading: being read to by my parents and teachers,

Lobby Day pics. « Fred Klonsky's blog

Lobby Day pics. « Fred Klonsky's blog

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huffingtonpost.com - It may be Teacher Appreciation Week, but if online comments and blog posts indicate anything, some public school teachers don't feel the love from their employer, the federal government.On Monday, ...


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michaelklonsky.blogspot.com - "The data shows that the longer you stay in the classroom learning, you'll learn more..." -- Rahm EmanuelWhile you mull that one over, I want to know who the genius was that told Chicago mayor-ele...


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online.wsj.com - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has selected Cami Anderson, a top New York City schools official, to lead the state-run Newark Public School system, according to several people with knowledge of the...


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ethanwj.livejournal.com - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has selected Cami Anderson, a top New York City schools official, to lead the state-run Newark Public School system, according to several people with knowledge of the...


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gothamschools.org - by Philissa Cramer Sandra Day O’Connor called students’ failing grades on a civics exam a “crisis.” (Times) For the most important age group — 12th graders — scores have fallen since 2006. (Eduflac...


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