The book cover for “Teaching Life” by Todd Shy, a Featured Edition from Avenues The World School Press.

Teaching Life

by Todd Shy

“…an eloquent love letter to teaching and to life, written by a veteran teacher at the height of his powers.” Sam Swope, Founder, The Academy for Teachers

Teaching Life throws open the classroom door and celebrates the experience of being a teacher—and what teachers are really there to do. The book’s twenty-five lessons mix essays, memoir, portraits of teachers both famous and unknown, and letters to the author’s own aspiring-teacher daughters. Together, these reflections build a vision of a craft that is humane, joyful, attentive, patient, daunting, exhausting, utterly rewarding, and always full of life. Read More

The book cover for “Neurofables: Inclusion… Interactive Stories that Build Better Brains”. Coming Soon! A Featured Edition from Avenues The World School Press.

Neurofables: Inclusion
Interactive Stories that Build Better Brains

by Charlie Xavier, William Lidwell, and Colin Throm

How can we create a more inclusive world? One where difference is celebrated and sought out rather than feared and avoided? Where our children feel as connected to people around the globe as they do to people in their own communities? This first book in the Neurofables series takes on one of the most prevalent and pernicious cognitive biases in humans: tribalism, or our tendency to group people into either “us” or “them”. Three interactive stories engage children to role-play and choose paths for protagonists, then examine the consequences of their inclusive and exclusive decisions. In making these choices, children practice what-if thinking skills and develop the inclusive habits of mind needed to override our tribalistic tendencies. Read More

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Avenues The World School Press is the first academic press operated by a private, independent PK-12 educational institution, Avenues The World School. In the tradition of a university-styled press, our books seek to advance and extend Avenues’ mission by promoting awareness and understanding of the role of education in addressing global-scale problems, and to make “available our discoveries, large and small, to colleagues in the cause of education.” To this end, we republish widely-taught classic works and make them available for free as downloadable PDFs, and publish a small number of original works each year in both print and digital form. In the selection and development of new projects, we prioritize works that elevate the practice and profession of teaching, promote global mindset and long-term thinking, and connect education to solving global-scale problems such as climate change.