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Katy Farber

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Katy Farber is a teacher and author from the mountains of Vermont. Her first book, Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus, was released in July by Corwin Press.  Her second book, Change the World with Service Learning:  How to Create, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects, was released in 2011 by Rowman and Littlefield Press

Her latest book for children is Salamander Sky, a picture book about the magical and secretive crossings of the spotted salamander, and a girl who goes out on a rainy early spring night to help them. Her other book for children, The Order of the Trees, is a middle grade novel published by Green Writers Press in May 2015. It won the Green Earth Award Honor Award from the Nature Generation.

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Katy Farber I walk away. If I can't get moving on writing I will do something else such as a walk or run, a shower, or read something. These are often all I need …moreI walk away. If I can't get moving on writing I will do something else such as a walk or run, a shower, or read something. These are often all I need to get ideas flowing. I use this with my students too-- do something else and then remember to act when inspiration strikes!(less)
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7 Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fragrances

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Did you know that many personal use product such as cosmetics, shampoos, and body washes contain chemical fragrances that could be harmful to you and your family's health?





Not many people do.  It's also a secret that companies do not have to disclose which chemicals they are using as fragrance. They simply list fragrance-- which can mean any chemical is added to a Read more of this blog post »
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“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
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