School counselor, teacher, and administrator-turned-children’s author Stephanie Shaw (M.A. in Counseling Psychology, School Counseling ‘86) has just released her first children’s book for very young readers, Bedtime in the Meadow.
Jessica Singer Early, M.A.T. ‘97, recently published Real World Writing for Secondary Students, which uses the college admissions essay and other “real world” writing as a frame for how teachers can encourage students to explore their unique life stories.
Kurt Nelson M.P.A. ’98 writes about the clash between native and non-native populations in the Pacific Northwest from 1853 to 1859, a key period in the region’s history in his new book Treaties and Treachery: The Northwest Indians’ Resistance to Conquest.
Allen Webb, M.A.T. ‘86, earned his degree in Language Arts and after six years of teaching high school went on to earn a Ph.D. and become a professor of English at Western Michigan University. In 2011, he published three books on literacy instruction—all at once. His books are Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds: Immersive Learning in English Studies, Teaching Literature of Today’s Middle East, and Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core Standards.
Steven Hawley M.A.T. ’96, a journalist and self-proclaimed “river rat,” argues that the best hope for the Snake River lies in dam removal, a solution that pits the power authorities and Army Corps of Engineers against a collection of Indian tribes, farmers, fishermen, and river recreationists, in his new book Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities.