Two local teachers to speak about their new books at Aug. 10 signing

MyNNNTwo long-time educators will speak about their new books at an Aug. 10 event in Lynnwood.

Paddy Eger, classroom teacher and assistant in the Edmonds School District for many years, has written the definitive guide for classrooms volunteers and assistants. Katie Johnson, classroom teacher recently retired from the Shoreline School District, has written several books on the teaching of writing and most recently a handbook for teachers on vision issues in the classroom and what to do about them.

Children’s Bookshop and Teaching Supplies will host the event from 11 a.m.-2 p,m.

Eger is the author of Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms, and its companion, Educating America Desktop Flipbook, a companion resource to the award-winning Educating America.

During her years working with children and their teachers in elementary classrooms, Eger has developed and perfected many, many helpful strategies and routines and exercises for managing small groups and assisting the classroom teacher so that more children can learn more every day.

Johnson is the author of Red Flags for Primary Teachers: Neurodevelopment and vision issues that Affect Learning with Activities to Help. She has been a teacher of young children, mostly first grade, for 40 years. Between 1996 and 2012, Johnson taught in Shoreline; before that she was a primary teacher in Maine.

She has been watching and worrying about the puzzling children for all those years. Why can’t Susie and Jack read when they seem to have no problems? Johnson concludes that they may have unfinished neurodevelopmental patterning or their eyes are not converging as they should when the children look at print.

Eger and Johnson will speak about their books and sign copies. There will be a drawing for prizes, both for teachers and for children, at 12 and at 2.

Children’s Bookshop, located at 19720 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood.

 

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