One School’s Journey Places First in Educational Books – Royal Dragonfly Book Contest

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One School’s Journey has placed first in Educational Books in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Competition.  Peggy and I are so proud of this book and thankful for all of the positive feedback!

Available from Amazon:  Free on Kindle Unlimited, or on Kindle and in Paperback

One School’s Journey Wins Independent Press Award – Distinguished Favorite

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I am really excited to announce that One School’s Journey won a Distinguished Favorite honor from the Independent Press Awards in the Education Category.

This international competition is judged by industry experts and had entries from around the world.  Peggy and I are truly honored!

One School’s Journey is available on Amazon.  (Read for free on Kindle Unlimited)

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One School’s Journey is Shortlisted for the Chanticleer International Book Awards

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I am very excited to announce that One School’s Journey made Chanticleer International Award’s Shortlist for Instruction and Insight Books.  I am so very proud of this book and honored to be on this list.

One School’s Journey tells the story of the discovery and use of authentic projects to reach and teach students. While offering procedure, guidance, and examples, this is not a book of lesson plans.  Our bias is that for true authentic teaching you cannot follow someone else’s lesson plans.  Authentic projects come from the heart and are adapted to meet the needs and interests of students.   Our hope is that the reader will find inspiration from what we discovered as we set down the path to authentic teaching and learning.

One School’s Journey by Eleanor K. Smith and Margaret Pastor is available for free on Kindle Unlimited.  It is also available in paperback and on Kindle from Amazon.

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ONE SCHOOL’S JOURNEY By Eleanor K. Smith and Margaret Pastor

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Available on Amazon.  Read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

I am very excited to announce that my book about Authentic Learning with my former and forever principal, Peggy Pastor, is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.  Click on the Amazon link above to check it out!

One School’s Journey tells the story of an elementary school in Maryland, in the suburbs near Washington, D.C.  The school’s student population is extremely diverse, with students representing many races, socio-economics levels, and academic abilities.  The path towards the use of authentic projects to teach and reach this diverse population is chronicled by the two authors –  Eleanor K. Smith (me), a teacher, and Margaret Pastor, the building principal.

While offering procedure, guidance, and examples, this is not a book of lesson plans.  Our bias is that for true authentic teaching you cannot follow someone else’s lesson plans.  Authentic projects come from the heart and are adapted to meet the needs and interests of the students.

This book is about the journey of the staff at our elementary school, as we set down the path to discover how to engage our students.  What was not a surprise, was that when children are engaged, they learn. And authentic projects engage the learner.   Our hope is that the reader will find inspiration from what we discovered along the way.

Coming Soon: ONE SCHOOL’S JOURNEY by Eleanor K. Smith and Margaret Pastor

Now available on Amazon

One School’s Journey tells the story of an elementary school in Maryland, in the suburbs near Washington, D.C.  The school’s student population is extremely diverse, with students representing many races, socio-economics levels, and academic abilities.  The path towards the use of authentic projects to teach and reach this diverse population is chronicled by the two authors –  Eleanor K. Smith (me), a teacher, and Margaret Pastor, the building principal.

While offering procedure, guidance, and examples, this is not a book of lesson plans.  Our bias is that for true authentic teaching you cannot follow someone else’s lesson plans.  Authentic projects come from the heart and are adapted to meet the needs and interests of the students.

This book tells the story of the journey of the staff at our elementary school, as we set down the path to discover how to engage our students.  What was not a surprise, was that when children are engaged, they learn. And authentic projects engage the learner.   Our hope is that the reader will find inspiration from what we discovered along the way.

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