Book Reviews

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  • Link here to read about Blue Collar & Proud of It: The All-in-One Resource for Finding Freedom, Financial Success, and Security Outside the Cubicle, by Joe Lamacchia and Bridget Samburg

We’re a brand new blog, and we will be posting more book reviews soon! In the meantime, check out this books series, STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, edited by Carla C. Johnson, Janet B. Walton, and Erin Peters-Burton. You can read about it and purchase it through the National Science Teachers Association Press. Just follow this link. This series provides a K-12 curriculum of in-depth modules that use project- and problem based learning. The STEM Road Map Curriculum Series is anchored in the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and the Framework for 21st Century Learning. On the website, you can also read a few chapters for free!

Also check out the book related to the series above, STEM Road Map: A Framework for Integrated STEM Education, edited by Carla C. Johnson, Erin E. Peters-Burton, and Tamara J. Moore. (ISBN-13: 978-1138804234, 2016 Routledge, NY, NY) From Amazon.com: This book “is the first resource to offer an integrated STEM curricula encompassing the entire K-12 spectrum, with complete grade-level learning based on a spiraled approach to building conceptual understanding.”

A book I am currently reading and will be annotating on this website is STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in America, by David E. Drew (ISBN-13: 978-1421416953, 2011 John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore).

Books I will review here in the future:

  • STEM Education Now More Than Ever, by Rodger W. Bybee
  • Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education, by Bryan A. Brown (to be released Sept. 2019)