Books

Author Of

Image

This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education

A collection of essays about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched essays. Vilson's rise from rookie math teacher to prominent teacher leader takes a twist when he takes on education reform through his now-blocked eponymous blog, TheJoseVilson.com. He calls for the reclaiming of the education profession while seeking social justice.

* Foreword by Karen Lewis, Afterword by Pedro Noguera

Read About This

Featured In

Image

The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching

This book is about bringing the education we want for our own children to all. It is focused on a set of strongly held beliefs that drive the actions of educators every day. Each chapter of the book is focused on a single belief and invites readers to consider what they can do to help children attend schools based on the true, authentic expressions of their teachers' beliefs.

* Collection Edited by Matt Glover and Ellin Oliver Keene

Read About This
Image

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired

Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn’t set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning.

Part instruction manual, part someone else’s diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed sixty-four of today’s most successful people, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal–and offer advice on creating a routine of your own.

Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don’t feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you’ll look forward to waking up.

* Collection by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

Read About This
Image

Keeping the Faith in Education

Keeping the Faith in Education tackles problems in education from the angles of faith, hope, belief, and redemption. In a time when teachers are under attack, they tell the world why all of us should continue to believe in their soulful, worthy work. It is a collection of essays and poems written by teachers and students that will inspire and restore anyone who works in education. Each page serves as a reminder of how and why teachers bare their souls to help their students shine.

* Foreword by José Vilson

Read About This
Image

Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach

In Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach a diverse group of ninety teachers describe the complex of emotions and experiences of the teaching life – joy, outrage, heartbreak, hope, commitment and dedication. Each heartfelt commentary is paired with a cherished poem selected by the teacher. The contributors represent a broad array of educators: K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, college professors, as well as many non-traditional teachers. They range from first year teachers to mid-career veterans to those who have retired after decades in the classroom. They come from inner-city, suburban, charter and private schools.

* "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" by Tupac Shakur with a reflection from Jose Vilson

Read About This
Image

Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave

We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will create opportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow their knowledge and expertise. This book is about "teacherpreneurs"—highly accomplished classroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them. These teacherpreneurs embody the concept that teachers can teach as well as lead the transformation of teaching and learning. It’s about empowering expert teachers who can buoy the image of teaching and enforce standards among their ranks while all along making sure that their colleagues as well as education policymakers and the public know what works best for students.

Read About This
Image

Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools ... Now and in the Future

In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation’s underperforming schools, the voices of America’s best teachers are seldom heard. Now for the first time, in a provocative book about the future of teaching and learning, 12 of America’s most accomplished classroom educators join a leading advocate for a 21st-century teaching profession to bring expert pedagogical know-how and fresh and provocative policy ideas to the national school reform debate.

* Co-Authored by José Vilson and others

Read About This