Todd Shy webinar
Facilitated by Sarah Kupke, Head of Professional Learning, ECIS
Todd has taught for more than twenty-five years in Cary, North Carolina, San Francisco, California, and New York City. He is the author of Teaching Life: Life Lessons for Aspiring (and Inspiring) Teachers and is currently Head of Upper Division at Avenues The World School in New York. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raleigh News and Observer, where he was a regular contributor, the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Salmagundi, and numerous other publications. In 2008 he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
In his recent book, “Teaching Life: Life Lessons for Aspiring (and Inspiring) Teachers“ Todd explores the teaching profession and why it has been his life’s passion. He asks what we are really wanting to do in schools and what are best hopes are for education. When he talks about the teaching/learning relationship he reminds us why we love what we do, despite all the inevitable challenges and he fills us with hope for the future of our profession. “There are so few books now that capture the feel and the texture of teaching and that also have empathy for the students themselves. This is one.” — Martin Bickman, author of Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning.