Let’s be clear right up front – Kathy Cassidy is a fabulous person. She is the ultimate professional with a kind word and great advice for anyone she meets.
Besides being an ultimate professional, Kathy is also one of the most talented and innovative early years teachers around the globe. Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to meet Kathy several times and every time I do, I learn something from her about teaching small folks.
Recently, Kathy has begun sharing more of her work. While active online for a number of years, Kathy is doing more presenting at conferences and has now written a book of her own: Connected From the Start.
Kathy’s book is a book from a classroom teacher. Kathy works full time in a grade 1 classroom so you know that the things she talks about are classroom proven.
As the press release for the book states:
“This highly interactive digital book – featuring dozens of color photos, 10
short videos, and hundreds of live links to helpful downloads and outside resources – invites the reader
right into Kathy’s cozy and connected classroom, where kids are talking live with students “down under,”
swapping video with peers in Greece, and using personal blogs, apps and iPads to create digital portfolios that document their growth and achievement for parents, families and a worldwide audience.”
This is a book that is definitely worth reading if you are looking for tried and proven ideas of connecting a primary classroom with the world.