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Stretching beyond her comfort zone in the hopes of becoming the teacher she knows she can be, Barbara Kennard allows herself to become the learner in classrooms from Boston to Oxford and back again. While recognizing that her “love of the impeccable” will always be as much a part of her as her “little toe,” Kennard invites us to a place beyond perfectionism rooted in compassion and confidence where our best efforts are enough.


Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace, Co-editor of My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Inter-religious Encounter, Growth and Transformation and Inter-religious/Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field.

In this memoir, Barbara Kennard so expertly captures the array of experiences that teachers encounter--the high and the low, the heartwarming and the hilarious. During her year teaching abroad, she comes to learn a new way of approaching both her classroom and her life that makes for an incredibly engaging read. Teachers everywhere will love this book.


-Nadine Kenney Johnstone, writing coach and the award-winning author of the memoir Of This Much I'm Sure

Publication date: June 14, 2022
Publisher: She Writes Press

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