Blog of the Day: Educating Alice
About the Blogger: Monica is a teacher; she's written books and articles on a number of subjects, including teaching history to children. And she's a fan of Alice in Wonderland.
About the Blog: Monica writes about children, children's literature, teaching children, teaching children using literature, and other sundry topics that come to her attention. I particularly like how she recognizes that there is no one size fits all for books and kids; she mentions how sometimes a class will adore one book, while other years, it's a "meh" reaction. Monica also talks about balance between being sensitive to students, yet challenging; and has written some great stuff about history, historical fiction and her concern with how fiction is used to teach history, and using primary sources to teach elementary students.