Todd Nesloney is the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). He was previously a Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It! and Sparks in the Dark.
12 books on this list
Three different kids.One mission in common: ESCAPE.Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety a...
@CatherineIonata LOVE this book! we had all our 5th graders read it! #leadupchat – source
Todd NesloneyJul 18, 2020
Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students' lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have tough c...
@mjjohnson1216 @SaraKAhmed one of my favorite books ever!! #LeadUpChat – source
Todd NesloneyJul 18, 2020
When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don’t make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. Afte...
Love this book!! #SparksInTheDark – source
Todd NesloneyJan 15, 2020
Michael Leannah wrote ...
Today’s book share is #MostPeople. Oh how I love this book. Instead of a focus on those few who make poor decisions, do bad things, or are mean, this book reminds us all that most people aren’t like that and to find the good everywhere. #sparksinthedark #readingsummit #kidlit – source
Todd NesloneyJul 25, 2019
There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book cele...
Ok everyone, I don’t say this often, but WOW. This is probably my new favorite picture book EVER. This book has everything I’d want my boys to hear. Everything. I love it soooooo much. #sparksinthedark #KidsDeserveIt – source
Todd NesloneyJul 21, 2019
What do you want to be when you grow up? Tomorrow is Career Day at school, and Willow has to decide what she wants to be when she grows up . . . and it is not an easy decision! She loves art and science and cooking and photography. How will she ever be able to choose just one thing? When there are so many things you love to do, it is okay to say, “...
Today’s book share is a new book! A wonderful story abt a young girl who realizes that she doesn’t just want to be “one thing” when she grows up, like all the adults keep asking her. Instead she wants to be a lot...& that’s ok! I love this story!! #SparksInTheDark #KidsDeserveIt – source
Todd NesloneyJul 20, 2019
Meet Douglas, a dog with a big problem: he needs eyeglasses but doesn’t know it, and his bad eyesight tends to land him in some pretty hairy situations. Readers will laugh along with the new picture book character Douglas as he chases a leaf that he mistakes for a squirrel, walks through wet cement because he can’t see the warning sign, and annoy...
I had so many students who had to get glasses & felt so uncomfortable with them. This is a great book that shares the story of Douglas the dog getting glasses & how he finds out life only got better, not worse, when he could really see! #SparksInTheDark #kidsdeserveit #kidlit – source
Todd NesloneyJul 17, 2019
What is a Mama? A mama is someone who is always there for you. She makes you your favorite food, takes you to the park, and kisses your boo-boos better. Some mamas didn't hold you in their belly, but they will forever hold you in their hearts. Mamas come in all different shapes, colors, and ages, but they all have one thing in common. They love you...
Oh my. I love this book sooooo much. A gorgeous story where every page is an illustration of different “mother” and child combination with the underlying message that whoever I call “mom” doesn’t have to look like me at all to love me. #SparksInTheDark #kidsdeserveit – source
Todd NesloneyJul 15, 2019
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Br...
Check out this fantastic book #WriteToMe! An important read to share with our friends and students. #SparksInTheDark #WeLeadTX #TNT – source
Todd NesloneyJul 05, 2019
Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secret...
Just finished @writerkmc book #TwoCanKeepASecret and WOW!! Sooooo good. I loved her first book (One of Us is Lying) but this book was even better. Full of unexpected twists and turns and one amazing ending. That last sentence tho!! 😬 Great for 8th g… – source
Todd NesloneyJun 23, 2019
Discover something new with Scarlett and her amazing science experiments. Scarlett invites you to mix colorful lights and ask the question, What color will it be? all while learning about our amazing gift of sight and how our eyes can see the world in color. Come along on this fun adventure and explore surprising results along the way!...
I’ve had a chance to read this book! It’s awesome!! Get one to share with kids you know!! #KidsDeserveIt #sparksinthedark #tlap #leadlap #tellyourstory – source
Todd NesloneyJun 21, 2019
Culture is the invisible and driving force that shapes learning experiences, the community’s perceptions, and students’ memories—which is why being intentional about creating a positive culture is imperative for your school’s success. This book identifies the nine pillars that support a positive school culture and explains how each stakeholder has ...
@Shirl_75 @mswilliamsyall Yes! @adamdovico and @abehege book is fantastic! #LimitlessSchool – source
Todd NesloneyJun 17, 2019