Book Reviews

teacher and students - 5 Great Picture Books for young readers

5 Great Picture Books for Young Readers

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got five great books for bright readers that I think you’re going to love. I’ve grouped them together because several of these books are about space or stars. Whether you are building a classroom or home library, or whether you

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7 Picture Books for Bright Readers

7 Picture Books for Bright Readers

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got seven picture books for bright readers that I absolutely love. Whether you are building a classroom or home library, or whether you are looking for great gift ideas, this list will help you find the perfect book. This is

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Animals - 5 Fabulous Picture Books about Animals

5 Fabulous Picture Books about Animals

If you’re looking for great books for bright kids, I’ve got five fabulous picture books for about animals that I think you’re going to love. One of them is a triumph of children’s publishing you won’t want to miss. I’ve grouped them together because these are all books about animals!

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gifted guru book club - atomic habits

Atomic Habits – Book Review

Atomic Habits by James Clear is a book I’d had recommended to me frequently, and as part of my 101 Goals in 1001 Days, I was plowing through some business books I’ve in my TBR (to be read) pile. The basic premise of Atomic Habits The fundamental idea of the

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Book : Gifted Guru Book Club Deep Work

Deep Work – Book Review

Deep Work by Cal Newport just might change your life. The book should come with a warning: be prepared for a sea change. It’s one of the business books I’ve read to try to make myself a better educator. If you’re a teacher, you need this book. If you have

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book: Gifted Guru Book Club The Talent Code

The Talent Code – Book Review

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle is a book I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I love exploring the idea of what builds greatness. I felt like it deserved a read alongside other books I’ve read that I think are related, like David Schenk’s The Genius in All of

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Gifted Guru Book Club - Why Don’t Students Like School – Book Review

Why Don’t Students Like School – Book Review

Why Don’t Students Like School? Dan Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School? is one of the best books I have ever read for teachers. Thank you for letting me explain why this is a book you must own for yourself. Confession: It took me two years to read this book. It was

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The End of Molasses Classes: Gifted Guru Book Club Review

The End of Molasses Classes  by Ron Clark (the education phenom who also wrote The Essential 55) found its way to me circuitously. YouTube recommended a video of a classroom decorated like Alice in Wonderland to me because I’m a total nerd who spends her freetime watching videos about classroom organization

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That Time I Went to Jail

I went to jail last night. I went there to read. Because, you know, reading. If you know me, I’m probably on your list of Top 50 People Least Likely to Go to Jail, so I’ll share the backstory. How it All Began. When my parents retired, they returned from

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