On Teachers Writing Books (Myself Included) [CTQ] - The Jose Vilson

On Teachers Writing Books (Myself Included) [CTQ]

by Jose Vilson on October 15, 2013

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Deborah Meier, Mission Hill

Deborah Meier, Mission Hill

First, let me thank you for my support of my first solo project This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Rice, Class, and Education. I’m already seeing the uptick in pre-orders, and for that, I’m already appreciative. You have a few ways to connect with the experience, so be on the lookout for more as we finish up our edits.

Secondly, let me speak more broadly on educators writing books, and not just books about practice:

The last thing I’d want is for a teacher to think their work might get them fired. I must be nuts.

I have this wild belief that, simmering underneath our longform pieces, our emotional posts, and our great diatribes about what happened in school. Thus, those of us with a gift need to put their words in even longer form: the book. Special shout-out to Dan Brown (the teacher), Deborah Meier, Bill Ayers, and Frank McCourt, but teacher writers need more cache when it comes to our stories, and the ways in which those stories inspire others to teach.

To read more, click here. Share and comment on who you’d like to see write a book. Thanks again!

Mr. Vilson

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Carrie October 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Renee Moore!

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