California Educator

October/November 2019

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G O T S O M E T H I N G for these pages? Send details to with "Lit From Within" in the subject line. We lean toward new(ish) work that can be used in the classroom. Giraffes Only Do the Can-Can on Tuesdays W H A T D O Z O O animals do at night when no humans are around? According to preco- cious third grader Scarlett in Giraffes Only Do the Can-Can on Tuesdays (2019), quite a lot! She spins a wildly imagi- native yarn for her classmates — and who knows, she might not be that far from the truth. The book by BigKat Manning, a member of both the Associa- tion of Coronado Teachers and Southwestern College Education Association, is meant for grades 3-6. It deals not only with ani- mals but standing up for oneself when being verbally assaulted by the classroom troublemaker. On Amazon. Manning, who teaches filmmaking, public speaking and inter- personal communications, published his first children's book Crackers, It's Cold Outside! in 2018. Creating Community D A N I E L L E P A R K E R S A Y S you can safely retire "two truths and a lie" and inspire a little more fun and engage- ment with activities listed in Creating Community: 101 Ideas and Activities for the Classroom (2019). The book, co-authored by Parker and Rachel Lawrence, helps teachers and stu- dents at all grade levels build a connected and caring classroom, from name games to ideas about creating space to everyday greatness. On Amazon. Parker is a high school English teacher and member of Asociación de Maestros Unidos in Los Angeles (currently on leave). 59 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 019 100% Online MA in Science Education ✓ Flexible course scheduling – no cohort ✓ Year-round classes, including summers ✓ Asynchronous classes ✓ No thesis, project, or teaching required ✓ 30 credits to MA degree completion WMU is one of the 10 Best Online Master's in Science Education

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