Tuesday, May 5, 2015

#SoLSC: reading fab book via #EdBlogNet

…why I'm starting late and finishing short ~ so I can get back to Elizabeth Rose's YO MIZ! (1 teacher + 25 schools = 1 wacky year). I plan to review it in more detail. For now, read the overview on Smashwords and then read the book. Short take: think sub's version of Up the Down Staircase. 
Yo Miz! is the seriously funny memoir of an unconventional “edu-tainer,” ejected from her home school and assigned to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools in one wacky year.  
Yo Miz! is about the kids. From el barrio to Wall Street, they’re all present…speaking in their own voices. 
Yo Miz! is a remarkable odyssey through the largest public school system in the US.Want a front row seat in class? Then Yo Miz! = required reading. Fa real!
Another high point today is Google's Nellie Bly Doodle that is also a short music video. Rose and Nellie make a pair. There's more to the day -- a long and tiring one. If I'd started this sooner, I would have written more about it. That would have cut into my reading though


  1. I think I'm going to have to hunt down Yo Miz! I'm one of those teachers. And I loved the Nellie Bly Doodle today. And the piano one before that. I would love to know more about how those are created.

    1. Here's the Google doodle page,

      Anyone can email ideas to the doodle team at proposals@google.com. They get a a lot of the and can't respond to everyone but assure us that they're reading them :

  2. Carol - I would love to hear your story. Are you a NYC ATR?

    You can find Yo Miz! here: yomizthebook.com