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April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Angels & Superheroes: Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability by Jack M. Jose and Krista L. Taylor

How can America’s nearly four million teachers continue to do the incredibly challenging work of effective education in an environment that can be so difficult, stultifying, and, at times, downright damaging?

In the hopes of answering that question, Cincinnati authors and educators Jack Jose and Krista Taylor have co-written a book: Angels and Superheroes: Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability. Angels and Superheroes (after their blog of the same name) provides specific, reproducible practices designed to help teachers cultivate a classroom grounded in trust and compassion, while managing the increasing pressures of the testing movement.  Rooted in time-proven theories and backed by cutting-edge research, this book provides engaging examples, concrete strategies, and implementable resources to support teachers in bridging the divide between why they chose this career field — the children, and that which is currently being required of them – the test scores.

6:30 p.m. RECEPTION/7:00 p.m. PROGRAM
Free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Reservations requested: 513.621.0717 or email: reservations@mercantilelibrary.com

About the authors:

Jack M. Jose is the Principal of Gamble Montessori High School, a Cincinnati Public School serving grades 7-12.

Krista L. Taylor is an intervention specialist at Gamble Montessori High School. In 2015, Krista was selected to be the Western and Southern Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year in Cincinnati Public Schools. In her speech, she noted that “none of us are angels or superheroes,” and thousands of teachers deserved the award each year. That summer, Cincinnati City Council celebrated “Krista L. Taylor Day” in Cincinnati to honor her decision to provide the entire amount of her $10,000 cash award to the Gamble Montessori Foundation, stipulating that it be used as scholarships for students who provide leadership by looking out for other students.



April 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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