#30DaysFor30Girls

The notebooks are purchased. The buses are back out. It’s time for school. September is a magical month, filled with anticipation and excitement around freshly sharpened pencils and new learning. It could also be the month you decide to tangibly support a girl in Kenya to get a great high school education. Before I ever […]

Just a Little Nudge

One of my newest projects is writing for Nudge Education. Nudge provides software, teacher training, and print resources for teachers who are interested in sharing more power in the classroom. I believe in the mission: Nudge Education keeps teachers and students at the center of learning, supporting transformational classrooms with accessible, powerful technology. Our products […]

Teachers Talking Writing

Below is a conversational interview between Andrew Barron, publisher at Avenida Books, and Ellie Roscher, editor of Keeping the Faith in Education. They discuss the book project, the state of education and the benefit of teachers choosing to write. *** Andrew: I remember when we came up with the idea for our first book in […]

Hug a Teacher, But Don’t Stop There

Caring about kids means caring about education. And caring about education means caring for our teachers. I’m excited to introduce to you Keeping the Faith in Education. When Avenida Books put out a call for submissions in the summer of 2012, I was hoping the compilation of work we would create could comfort and motivate educators. […]

TNLS and KGSA

On Friday, students from KGSA in Kenya and The New LIFE school in New York were able to skype in the classroom.  It is hard to explain how powerful this cross cultural moment was.  KGSA is far from being able to afford fast internet or top of the line computers.  So the connection was slow, […]

One school at a time

Abdul and KGSA realize that their performance as a high school is in part contingent on the health of the primary schools in Kibera. On Friday, Abdul and Clarice asked me to walk with them to a grade school that they have just begun to financially support. We walked down the railway tracks, with informal […]