In Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to
Deepen Your Teaching Practice, two award-winning young educators from
opposite sides of the globe share their insights to guide teachers, especially
those new to the profession, on how to dare to take risks and innovate in their
daily teaching practice. Using the metaphor of yoga--with its focus on process
and practice--the authors take teachers on a journey of self-reflection and
assessment, leading them through three stages: Breathe, Stretch and Meditate.
The book covers such topics as developing a sense of self-awareness to achieve
excellence and the importance of maintaining balance and persevering in your
This book features:
- The unique look and feel of a journal, with space to
write and reflect on ideas as you read.
- A self-assessment quiz so you can evaluate your
mindset in terms of technology use and innovation.
- Ideas for using tools available in your “edtech
toolbox” to improve your teaching practice.
- Highlights of teachers’ and students’ voices through
project examples so you can learn from various perspectives.
- Practical activities aligned to ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE
Standards for Students.
About the Authors
Caitlin McLemore is the academic technology specialist at
Harpeth Hall School, in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works to foster
meaningful technology integration within classroom curriculum. She also
facilitates design and innovation projects in her school’s makerspace and, in
2018, her middle school program was named a finalist for the Future of Education
Technology Conference (FETC) STEM Excellence Award. She was named an ISTE
Emerging Leader in 2017 and an ISTE Outstanding Young Educator in 2018. She
holds an M.Ed. in elementary education from the University of Florida and is
currently a pursuing an Ed.D. with a specialization in technology integration in
K-16 education at Johns Hopkins University.
Passeport is an educational technology coach at Mercedes-Benz
International School in Pune, India. She received her degree in ethnoecology in
2009 and carried out her field work in the Indian Himalayas. After teaching
English as a Second Language (ESL) in France, she moved to India to teach in
international schools. In 2014, she entered the edtech sphere upon becoming a
Google Certified Teacher. She received the ISTE Edtech Coach PLN award in 2016,
was named an ISTE Emerging Leader in 2016 and earned the ISTE Outstanding Young
Educator Award in 2017. Passeport blogs about the impact and purpose of edtech