NEW DISCUSSION GUIDES: We’ve created two discussion guides for John’s book — one for parents and one for teachers. All are PDF files. PARENT GUIDE | TEACHER GUIDE

The Influence of Teachers In The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership, John Merrow paints a vivid picture of what goes on in our schools and what needs to change.

How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right questions, instead of simply parroting back the ‘right’ answers? In this urgent and insightful book, Merrow draws on his experiences as a reporter for PBS and NPR to examine this question and others, and offer possibilities and solutions for a new education system. Told through warm storytelling and compelling case studies, the book showcases why and how we must transform — not just reform — our schools.

The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership is a publication of LM Books; all proceeds will go towards Learning Matters.

Delve Deeper Taking Note LM
Click here for blogs, podcasts and videos referenced in The Influence of Teachers. John Merrow blogs at Taking Note. Follow along and join the discussion. LM Books is a division of Learning Matters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit production company based in New York, and all proceeds from The Influence of Teachers go directly to Learning Matters.