Hearts of the Mountain: Adolescents, a Teacher, and a Living SchoolÂ sketches an utterly unique entity: an independent and virtual one-room middle school in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Hearts of the MountainÂ takes a deep look into an intimate, wild, and unpredictable year of learning, in and out of the classroom, with a diverse collection of funny, profound, troubled, and hopeful adolescents.
â€śIf education interests youâ€”if kids interest youâ€” this is a magical story.â€ť â€”Bill McKibben
About the Author
Tao Birdsey is the headÂ teacher, co-founder, and director of the school. He teaches writing, literature, social studies, art, student government, and ethics and serves as theÂ school counselor, soccer coach, and newsletter and literary magazine editor. He’s been State of Vermont licensed and certified and hasÂ taught previously at the Paideia School in Atlanta, Georgia, and abroad in Taiwan. He has published poetry in journals around the country and is a working visual artist. In 2008, he published a book about the founding and first year of North Branch School, entitledÂ A Room for Learning: TheÂ Making of a School in VermontÂ Â (St. Martin’s Press). He has a second book forthcoming from Green Writers Press (spring 2019),Â Hearts of the Mountain,Â about a year in the life of teaching and learning at the North Branch School.
COMING SPRING 2019
Hearts of the Mountain:Â Adolescents, a Teacher, and a Living School
Nonfiction / Education
$19.95 for print
288 pages / 6 x 9
Pub Date: May 14, 2018
Green Writers Press
Distributors: Midpoint Trade, Ingram, Baker & Taylor.
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Advance Reader Copies, digital or print, available in January 2019.