Edmonds teacher wins national book award for ‘Educating America’

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Paddy Eger

Edmonds teacher Paddy Eger has won a ‘Best Books” award for Educating America:101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms, published by Tendril Press. The book topped the Education-Academic category of USA Book News 2011 Awards.­­

“I am excited and pleased about winning this award,” Edger said. “With all the budget cuts and increased demands on teachers, volunteers who support our schools are vitally important. I hope the increased exposure of this unique guide will encourage adults across the country to step into classrooms. Their support is a piece of the solution for our challenging times in education.”

The ideas for the book came from Eger’s 20-year career in the Edmonds School district, including her years teaching and training in the PCEP, the district’s parent cooperative school. “The book provides classroom-tested ideas for new and experienced teachers, parent and community volunteers, and para educators,” she said. “The practical ideas work in every setting, wherever adults assist students by setting expectations, organizing student groups and asking strategic questions.”

Published by Tendril Press,Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms is available through neighborhood bookstores like the Edmonds Bookshop and online book sellers like Barnes & Noble. Support materials and downloads related to classroom assistance are available at www.paddyeger.com.

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  1. Congratulations on the well deserved award Paddy Eger. The book is a great resource for young educators, parents who volunteer in schools or pre-schools, home schooling families, and everyone else who works with students in the schoolhouse setting.

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