We May Not Be in Kansas Anymore . . .
With so much change in education and so many teachers feeling like they’re in unfamiliar territory, Herbie Raad and Nathan Lang-Raad offer a guide through this ever-changing landscape by turning to the classic story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Each chapter in this heartfelt book centers around a character from the novel and examines how that character’s virtues (wisdom, heart, courage, and spirit) can help inspire and reinvigorate teachers and school leaders. Offering a charming mix of the pedagogical and the personal, this book paves the way through the wilderness of rosters, meetings, lesson plans, and initiatives so that teachers can engage with their most authentic selves in the midst of the assumptions and illusions inside of education.
“The way Nathan and Herbie bring out challenging ideas and opportunities in education through the connection to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz did all the things that I hope for when reading any book; it made me laugh, cry, and think.” — George Couros (@gcouros), author of The Innovator’s Mindset and Innovate Inside the Box
“Written from the heart and based on experience and expertise in the field, Nathan and Herbie guide educators down the ‘yellow brick road,’ encouraging us to make connections, challenge assumptions, and land back on purpose.” — Dr. Jennifer Williams (@JenWilliamsEdu), author of Teach Boldly
“By traveling through Oz, we learn concrete strategies to embrace the type of teaching and learning that will light a fire beneath us! And the magic of the strategies is this: everything we need to become the teacher we always wanted to be is already inside of us.”— Katie Novak, Ed.D. (@KatieNovakUDL), author of UDL Now, UDL in the Cloud, Universally Designed Leadership, and Let Them Thrive
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