The Land of Big Numbers

I just finished a great professional development with NCTA (National Consortium for Teaching about Asia) in which teachers from all over the US, who teach a number of different subjects and grades, got together (virtually) to read The Land of Big Numbers. It came at a time when I was extremely busy and it was …

To Cook a Bear

I recently read the outstanding novel, To Cook a Bear, written by Mikael Niemi. It is more brutal and gruesome than the books I typically read, but it blends detective mystery around Lars Levi Laestadius, a revivalist pastor leading a movement in the arctic circle in the 1850s. It involved the Sami people who have …