If you are a teacher or if you know a teacher who would like a pat on the back for such amazing work, check out The Heart of a Teacher: On Staff Meetings, Lice, Field Trips, and What Really Matters. The 64 poems range from funny to bittersweet, sarcastic to heartfelt. Available in Kindle and paperback editions, it’s a thoughtful gift for a colleague or for your child’s cherished teacher.
As a former 8th-grade English teacher, a sister of a 1st-grade teacher, and a longtime writer and poet, I admire you teachers so much! You welcome me into your classroom through my children’s nonfiction and poetry books, you invite me for school visits, and you’ve even served on committees that have bestowed awards (that I am so grateful for) on my work. I have spoken with you on panels at National Council of Teachers of English and International Literacy Association; volunteered with you in the Children’s Literature Assembly; and built friendships with you around the goal of exciting kids about reading and writing and learning.
I know how much you as an educator give of yourself–your time, your knowledge, and your heart. That’s why I’m so happy to announce a new poetry collection I’ve put together for you. It’s called The Heart of a Teacher, and it’s 64 poems for teachers, teacher educators, librarians, and reading specialists.
You can read a few poems from it and check out the table of contents in the description of the book on Amazon. And here are two poems from it, which I’ve put into image poems that can be shared.
(Librarian abecedarian notecards are available through Zazzle.)