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Stretch Yourself

A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice
Product code: STRTCH
ISBN: 9781564847485
Published: 2019
Expected publication date: 01/2019
Topics: Personalized learning, Standards, Professional learning
Length: 240 pages

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By Caitlin McLemore and Fanny Passeport

In Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice, two award-winning young educators from opposite sides of the globe share their insights to guide teachers, especially those new to the profession, on how to dare to take risks and innovate in their daily teaching practice. Using the metaphor of yoga--with its focus on process and practice--the authors take teachers on a journey of self-reflection and assessment, leading them through three stages: Breathe, Stretch and Meditate. The book covers such topics as developing a sense of self-awareness to achieve excellence and the importance of maintaining balance and persevering in your practice.

This book features:

  • The unique look and feel of a journal, with space to write and reflect on ideas as you read.
  • A self-assessment quiz so you can evaluate your mindset in terms of technology use and innovation.
  • Ideas for using tools available in your “edtech toolbox” to improve your teaching practice.
  • Highlights of teachers’ and students’ voices through project examples so you can learn from various perspectives.
  • Practical activities aligned to ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students.


About the Authors

Caitlin McLemore is the academic technology specialist at Harpeth Hall School, in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works to foster meaningful technology integration within classroom curriculum. She also facilitates design and innovation projects in her school’s makerspace and, in 2018, her middle school program was named a finalist for the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) STEM Excellence Award. She was named an ISTE Emerging Leader in 2017 and an ISTE Outstanding Young Educator in 2018. She holds an M.Ed. in elementary education from the University of Florida and is currently a pursuing an Ed.D. with a specialization in technology integration in K-16 education at Johns Hopkins University.
Fanny Passeport is an educational technology coach at Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India. She received her degree in ethnoecology in 2009 and carried out her field work in the Indian Himalayas. After teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in France, she moved to India to teach in international schools. In 2014, she entered the edtech sphere upon becoming a Google Certified Teacher. She received the ISTE Edtech Coach PLN award in 2016, was named an ISTE Emerging Leader in 2016 and earned the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2017. Passeport blogs about the impact and purpose of edtech at