Sonia Nieto is professor emerita of language, literacy, and culture at the College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the bestselling author of The Light in Their Eyes, 10th Anniversary Edition, Why We Teach, and What Keeps Teachers Going?
This book is timely and needed; it is an important continuation of a conversation she started in What Keeps Teachers Going? - Bernadette Anand, Bank Street College of Education; ""These essays offer a more complex, thoughtful, and progressive view of the possibilities of schooling, at a time when teachers need support for preserving alternative visions for teaching and learning."" - Lee Anne Bell, Barnard College; ""I learned an important lesson almost immediately: Be yourself."" - Bob Amses (4th grade); ""I teach because teaching brings me hope."" - Ambrizeth Lima (high school); ""Learning is not a business, it is personal."" - Sandra Jenoure (middle school)