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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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by Alan Gratz (Jul 25, 2017)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 18, 2020
@CatherineIonata LOVE this book! we had all our 5th graders read it! #leadupchat     source
Being the Change
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension
by Sara K. Ahmed (Mar 22, 2018)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 18, 2020
@mjjohnson1216 @SaraKAhmed one of my favorite books ever!! #LeadUpChat     source
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
by Jamie L.B. Deenihan (Mar 05, 2019)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jan 15, 2020
Love this book!! #SparksInTheDark     source
Most People
by Michael Leannah (Aug 15, 2017)
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Categories: Children'sFiction
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Todd Nesloney
Jul 25, 2019
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
A Boy Like You
by Frank Murphy (Jul 15, 2019)
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Categories: Children'sFiction
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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 21, 2019
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
I Want to Be a Lot
by Ashley Savage (Jun 24, 2019)
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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, “...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 20, 2019
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
Douglas, You Need Glasses!
by Ged Adamson (May 17, 2016)
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Categories: Children'sFiction
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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 17, 2019
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
And That's Why She's My Mama
by Tiarra Nazario (Mar 15, 2018)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 15, 2019
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
Write to Me
Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind
by Cynthia Grady (Jan 09, 2018)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jul 05, 2019
Check out this fantastic book #WriteToMe! An important read to share with our friends and students. #SparksInTheDark #WeLeadTX #TNT     source
Two Can Keep a Secret
by Karen M. McManus (Jan 08, 2019)
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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...
Todd Nesloney
Jun 23, 2019
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
Science With Scarlett
What Color Will It Be?
by Gary Abud Jr (Apr 12, 2019)
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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!...
Todd Nesloney
Jun 21, 2019
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
The Limitless School
Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle
by Abe Hege (Feb 15, 2018)
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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 ...
Todd Nesloney
Jun 17, 2019
@Shirl_75 @mswilliamsyall Yes! @adamdovico and @abehege book is fantastic! #LimitlessSchool     source