I’ve been rereading Uncommon Core in preparation for planning out my next book, and I have to tell you, it’s giving me the feels. I’ve cried through every chapter, remembering the connection I had with my students and the lessons we learned from each other.
In some ways, it’s a hard book to market because the primary audience is parents, but the parents who need it the most might not know they need it. It’s also like a memoir, filled with stories from my high school teaching days, so teachers can read it for inspiration or to help them remember why they became teachers in the first place. The primary message is about core skills students need to be successful in school and beyond, so students can read it as a self-help book.
Uncommon Core does not bash or help people navigate Common Core standards and teaching, but it is a book that talks about what is important and seems to be uncommon nowadays.
So, if you or someone you know could benefit from reading a book like this, let me know. I think it’s worth it 🙂