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Hidden Gems (by Katherine Bomer) Will Restore Your Teacher Soul

My First Book Review:

Katherine Bomer once again invites us to sink into a reading experience that will ignite our teacher hearts! Ever sit down to read a student’s piece of writing and feel like you’re grasping for a compliment? Feel like you only notice what to TEACH them? There is beauty. It is there, and Katherine is pulling us closely to show us.

This book won’t tell you how to see the beauty in the hidden places, but rather to LIVE in such a way that we see the beauty and brilliance that ALREADY exists on the pages of our young writers. Brilliance is there, and Katherine simply illuminates this for us. Then, she takes us by the hand and shows us how to see it, what to say to our kids, and how to invite our colleagues along. Bonus: The appendices are filled with concrete ways to immediately implement the ideas you read about!Ultimately, this book will excite you, help you expand your vision and vocabulary for talking back and encouraging this brilliance, and help you water an already growing classroom of writers! happy reading!

This review is from: Hidden Gems: Naming and Teaching from the Brilliance in Every Student’s Writing (Paperback)

You can get the book on Amazon, or a bit less expensive at Heinemann.com.

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