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Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness

by Robert Specht

The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.


The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District

by Richard Whitmire

The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style

Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor...


Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City

by Dr. Ben Chavis & Carey Blakely

The inspiring true story of "one of the country's finest educators" (National Review) and the school he changed forever.

Under the leadership of highly unorthodox principal Dr. Ben Chavis, Oakland's American...


Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition

by EsméRaji Codell

A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, Educating Esmé is the exuberant diary of Esmé Raji Codell's first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the...


Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

by Jay Mathews

When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that-and...


Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range...


Stand for the Best: What I Learned after Leaving My Job as CEO of H&R Block to Become a Teacher and Founder of an Inner-City Charter School

by Thomas M. Bloch

Thirteen years ago, Tom Bloch was CEO of H&R Block, the groundbreaking tax organization. The son of the company’s founder, he was a happily married 41-year-old executive, but something was missing from his...


Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters¿ First 100 Years

by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany & Amy Hill Hearth

In their 200-plus combined years of living, centenarians Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their extraordinary father, who was born into slavery, become America's first elected black Episcopal...


Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Story of My Life, first published in 1903, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. THIS book is in three parts. The first two, Miss Keller's story...


The Old Boys Network: A Headmaster's Diaries 1972-1986

by John Rae

John Rae was one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in British education. His reputation as a great reformer was forged during his 16 years as headmaster of Westminster School, in the 1970s and...


On Subbing: The First Four Years

by Dave Roche

Dave Roche's first book contains his tales of woe from working as an substitute education assistant in Portland's school system. He helps kids who can't function in normal classrooms focus on their work and...


Founding a School in France: L'Ecole Hampshire

by Jane Box-Grainger

For many pupils over the past thirty years one of the highlights of their school life has been their trip to the little village of Veyrines-de-Domme in the heart of rural France. Since L'École Hampshire was...


The Last Lecture: Enhanced with Audio and Video

by Randy Pausch

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."

--Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on...


Fifteen Red Roses: The Challenge of Public School Integration in Rural Georgia

by Ann W. Yearwood

In the fall of 1962, Eve Windham begins her high school teaching career with enthusiasm: 'I'll be the best teacher they ever had!' By the spring of 1969, the power of the Civil Rights Movement reaches Janus...


Antonio Caso, Philosopher of Mexico: Philosopher of Mexico

by John H. Haddox

Few men have had as much cultural and educational influence on their own countries as the philosopher and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was above all a patriot of his beloved Mexico, and he sought to...


Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist

by Terence Moore

Joe Doupe showed that Winnipeg's medical students, though small and distant from the great medical centres, could become a first-rate teaching and research establishment; in doing so he became one of Canada's...


Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys -- A Teacher's Memoir

by Daniel Robb

Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years...


The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons

by David Menasche

Based on a beloved teacher’s most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?

David Menasche lived...


The Road to Home: My Life and Times

by Vartan Gregorian

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died,...


Paul Robert Hanna: A Life

by Jared R. Stallones

Analyzing and ultimately placing in context Paul Hanna's vast contributions, this book provides a richly textured narrative of his life and his major role in twentieth-century American education and the development...