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"Gravity Goldberg is shining a light on the truth of what it means to be a teacher that makes a difference. Every child deserves one, and every teacher is capable of becoming one."
“Gravity Goldberg reminds us all that successful teachers are driven less by curriculum guides and more by the relationships they take the time to build with colleagues, students, and families. Goldberg’s personal stories give us more than a glimpse into her own continuous-improvement journey; in this way she builds an effective and instructive relationship with readers at any grade level. I highly recommend this book for teachers and administrators.”
“We often forget that to give our students the best, we need to be at our best. Gravity provides avenues within our practices and outside the classroom to rejuvenate our passion to teach authentically.”
“What I most love about Teach Like Yourself is Goldberg's ability to focus on what really matters. A must read for both experienced and novice teachers who are looking for a practical resource that gets to the heart of why we teach.”
“Gravity Goldberg's book provides an essential teacher guide to self-reflection. It offers challenging questions we must consider in order to be effective and fulfilled teachers over the long-term.”
"I love this book! Gravity Goldberg addresses many important issues of our profession during this digital age. Too often what we see on social media creates an insecurity in ourselves, when those images do not tell the whole story. She believes this obsession with the next bandwagon gets us away from our why. Instead of getting caught up in teaching like someone else, Goldberg shows us the importance of teaching like ourselves."
"How I wish this book was out when I started teaching! The principles and strategies here will make me a better teacher even as a veteran. It is a gift to the field."
"Like a spa day, reading Teach Like Yourself affirms and pampers teacher soul. Goldberg vividly pulls together personal stories, research-based practices, and reflection invitations into a gorgeous bouquet of support for teachers."
"Gravity Goldberg understands the power of story! In Teach Like Yourself, she urges us to find and use our core stories about teaching and learning to become more than a person who delivers a program or teaching script. She shares her personal accounts of when she practiced in ways that weren't true to herself, when she was, and how she has learned to be more deeply attuned to her own authenticity, more often.
“Gravity Goldberg’s Teach Like Yourself offers a masterful instructional lens through which we get to view—and take on— a transformative process leading to professional ownership. Gravity dedicates her book to ‘brave’ teachers everywhere and then shows us how to nurture our inner brave. Through her wisdom, we learn how to turn teaching inward, to our strengths and to discovering and nurturing our innermost beliefs about learning. Through this reflection rises new knowledge and renewed courage.
“Gravity Goldberg uses the term ‘authentic teachers’ to drive her mission of helping educators teach like themselves. With thoughtful reflection questions and powerful classroom examples, Goldberg places emphasis on students through the lens of authentic teaching and being true to oneself. This is a great choice for teachers, coaches, and school leaders at any stage of their career.”
“Considering the current trend in teacher burnout, Teach Like Yourself is a much need book that addresses 'the whole teacher,’ and it does so by seamlessly intertwining stories, self-help strategies, research, and practical tips for the classroom. This book will serve as a much needed shot in the arm for teachers who have lost their way, while helping all educators to enhance their work by encouraging them to be confident and stay true to who they are.”
“Teach Like Yourself is a priceless guide to help teachers to show up in the classroom everyday as the most authentic version of themselves. This book guides teachers how to find their power within, rather than copying others in the classroom, leading to the all too common ‘imposter syndrome.’ Teaching like yourself and unlike anybody else is the most powerful way to present yourself in the classroom and for your students.
“Finally, a personal transformation guide for teachers! This crystal-clear, joyful antidote to scripted lessons and obsession with test scores will energize and inspire you to face your classroom tomorrow with a brave new heart. Gravity’s honest, practical, research-based, and meaning-rich advice will help you be not only an authentic, happy teacher, but also an authentic, happy person.”
“Gravity Goldberg has written an inspirational book that will touch the heart and challenge the mind of educators who are looking for ways to meet the needs of their students. Not only does Gravity's work honor teachers' voice and agency, it instills a sense of hope and confidence in transforming learning and teaching in schools so that collective efficacy is realized.”
“Teachers will find something precious in this deeply validating book from Gravity Goldberg: trust in themselves. Goldberg, using a mix of personal story and research, has given a gift to teachers, calling us to resist external pressures to compare and compete with each other and to listen to our own inner wisdom.”
"Teachers don’t need to be fixed; they need to be set free. Teach Like Yourself gives practical insight to educators from all areas and grade levels. Gravity shares shifts that helped her teach like herself that everyone can relate to. Reading about her successes as well as her failures helps provide teachers with humble confidence and eliminate comparison teaching and self-doubt. Reading Teach Like Yourself will help you appreciate your strengths and create a highlight reel you’ll want to replay over and over again.
"As a first-year teacher, I’ve experienced so many of the feelings described in this book. Goldberg provides honest and real advice about how to work through the difficult times."
"So much of the time my students sometimes are trying to figure out how to teach like me or a theorist that they read about or a cooperating teacher they would like to emulate. Like this book mentions it is important for teachers to find themselves, and use their particular strengths and gifts. I think this book will give my students the opportunity to be okay with being themselves. This book helps them to understand we are all works in progress and to understand both our strengths and areas of improvement.