About Capturing the Spark

Throughout California, there are inspirational teachers – wise, creative, insightful and dedicated educators always focused on improving their ability to help kids learn and grow. Capturing the Spark introduces readers to dozens of these teachers from a wide variety of schools all over the state, revealing what it takes to ignite – and sustain – inspired teaching and thriving schools.

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"Cohen delivers big time....a message that will resonate with teachers at all levels of education.... What is most impressive about his book is that its optimistic tone and energy does not deny or obfuscate the difficulties of the modern American classroom."

- Jeremy Adams, author of The Secrets of Timeless Teachers (2016) and Full Classrooms, Empty Selves (2012)

Author David B. Cohen

David B. Cohen is a National Board Certified English Teacher, currently on the staff of Palo Alto High School teaching 10th and 11th grade English classes. David helped launch, and for several years co-directed a teacher leadership network called Accomplished California Teachers (ACT). That experience gave him opportunities to learn about and work with teachers from all over California. Having worked with a variety of other networks and organizations, and having built relationships with individuals and groups throughout California, David spent the 2014-15 school year traveling around the state to create Capturing the Spark. 
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