50 Shades of Teaching


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50 Shades of Teaching          

By: Todd Cole

About the Book

Whether you are a first-year teacher or someone who’s been in the profession for years, Todd Cole is here for you: I will help you through the “bumps in the road” that will formulate the teacher you are today, and the teacher you will become tomorrow. Hopefully, I will help you through tears of laughter, shame, guilt, and heartache. Teaching is a profession that “celebrates” all of these emotions. It’s a roller-coaster ride. So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride of your life. These 50 bits of wisdom are serious, funny, practical, and thoughtful. Above all, they’re presented here to help support one of the most noble of professions: teaching children.


About the Author

Todd Cole is an elementary school teacher recently retired from Laurel Elementary School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where he taught first grade for 25 years and fourth grade for 9 years.

                Todd earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where he is currently an adjunct instructor. He is the author of a children’s picture book, You Are a Masterpiece! and is a contributor for WFMJ-Today NBC TV 21, where he shares his knowledge on the topic of education.

                Todd lives with his mother and both enjoy traveling to Vermont and Maine to vacation with family. He is an active member of his church and enjoys singing in his Worship Team and Chancel Choir. Todd is also a cancer survivor and has begun sharing his journey of teaching, surviving cancer, and his written word with elementary schools. He has a love for Golden Retrievers and hopes to welcome another Golden into his life, as his beloved dog TC crossed the Rainbow Bridge a few years ago.

(2019, Paperback, 30 pages)