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We Teach So Hard!

79 EpisodesProduced by Tracy, Kathie, Deann & RettaWebsite

Four teaching friends from across the country who've discovered that if you don't laugh you cry, and lose sight of your "why." Pour yourself a cup of coffee...or a glass of wine and join us as we talk shop, trash, and mull over our teaching lives. We promise, you'll laugh!


Episode 43 Summer Reads Series: The Samurai's Garden

Ahhhhhhhh... It's summer, finally. Welcome to the first installment of We Teach So Hard's Summer Reads Series where we suggest pleasure-read books and hold  book club discussions. This episode, our title is The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. This is the perfect first read for the summer, because the author tells an enthralling story about love, isolation, and honor. Matsu, Stephan and Sachi's story will leave you feeling like you've just completed a fabulous meditation. Seriously, her writing is that good. 

If you haven't read the book yet, then save this podcast episode for after. This is your only SPOILER ALERT!

This week, Tracy is offering a gorgeous featured summer freebie to accompany this book... JUST FOR YOU (not your kiddos), because you teach so hard! You can snag it here: 

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