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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.
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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Joanna Ho - 2021-01-05
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A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hop...
Todd Nesloney
I LOVE this book!! @JoannaHoWrites is the best!! #KidsDeserveIt      source
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Matthew A. Cherry
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Leading Equity
Becoming an Advocate for All Students
Sheldon L. Eakins - 2022-07-20
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Transform your school and your classroom with these best practices in equity That the typical modern classroom lacks equity will come as no surprise to many educators. But few resources explain how to remedy that situation in the here and now.Leading Equity delivers an eye-opening and actionable discussion of how to transform a classroom or school ...
Todd Nesloney
I so love this book from @sheldoneakins !! IMO #LeadingEquity : Becoming An Advocate for All Students, should be on every educators’ must read list: #equity #kidsdeserveit      source
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Shannon Miller
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Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading
Don Vu - 2021-05-03
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A call to action for building a culture of literacy for all students in their pursuit of the American Dream. Award-winning principal and literacy advocate Don Vu examines six conditions of a school’s culture of literacy (Commitment, Collection, Clock, Conversation, Connection, and Celebration), showing how to create an environment where all student...
Todd Nesloney
This book by @drdonvu is SOOOOO good!!      source
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Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth
6 Truths That Will Help you THRIVE as an Educator
Aaron Hogan - 2017-06-06
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Todd Nesloney
@aaron_hogan @burgessdave @burgess_shelley @Mann4Edu @TaraMartinEDU @J_Stew314 @tishrich @Isham_Literacy @SteinbrinkLaura @Joshua__Stamper @lauriesmcintosh @bethhill2829 Love this book!!!!      source
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sánchez - 2019-03-05
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Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind...
Todd Nesloney
So stinking excited about this. I LOVE this book!!      source
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Alyson Gerber - 2018-07-31 (first published in 2017)
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The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of 10 percent of all teenagers: scoliosis.Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointme...
Todd Nesloney
LOVE this book! #SparksinTheDark      source
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We Got This.
Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be
Cornelius Minor - 2018-11-06
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That's the problem with you, Minor a student huffed. You want to make everything about reading or math. It's not always about that. At school, you guys do everything except listen to me. Y'all want to use your essays and vocabulary words to save my future, but none of y'all know anything about saving my now.In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes ...
Todd Nesloney
@AGFaubs @MisterMinor @katyisd LOVE This book!!!      source
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Dusti Bowling - 2019-03-05 (first published in 2017)
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“Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review)The paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disab...
Todd Nesloney
Still one of my top 10 all-time favorite books (& the sequel is just as good). A powerful story about family, friendship, & how our differences are what empower us. Fan of Wonder? You’ll love this. Get yours here: #SparksInTheDark #kidlit #afflink      source
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Humanizing Distance Learning
Centering Equity and Humanity in Times of Crisis
Paul Emerich France - 2020-12-07
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"In some ways, shouldn't we always be teaching from a distance?"Paul France asks this not as pitch for distance learning. But because part of the reason distance learning has been so challenging, Paul asserts, is that we're replicating long-standing practices that promote dependent learning in our students. Why not use this unique moment of time to...
Todd Nesloney
Some PD books you read and can’t seem to put it down cause it’s filled with that much goodness. #HumanizingDistanceLearning by @paul_emerich is THAT good!! Get your here: #KidsDeserveIt #tlap #leadlap #afflink      source
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I'm All Over The Place
A Book of Poems + Prayers + Wonderings
Tanner Olson - 2019-06-19
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Tanner Olson’s I’m All Over the Place is a collection of poetry and prose about the daily learning of hope, grace, and faith. Tanner’s style of writing is simple and insightful, as his words attempt to make sense of the soul which lives in both a heavy and hopeful world. This unique book reminds you to ponder the Truth as you think, pray and wonder...
Todd Nesloney
@HeatherHornor Yesss!!! Love @writtentospeak book!!      source
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Endling #2
Katherine Applegate - 2020-04-07
A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy
I Want to Be a Lot by Ashley Savage
Science With Scarlett by Gary Abud Jr
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
Being the Change by Sara K. Ahmed
And That's Why She's My Mama by Tiarra Nazario
The Limitless School by Abe Hege
Write to Me by Cynthia Grady
Most People by Michael Leannah
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Douglas, You Need Glasses! by Ged Adamson
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira