From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. - Groucho Marx

Teaching Outside the Lines

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Johnson offers a succinct, incisive look at fostering creativity in the classroom. He nimbly weaves the value of inspiring creativity with the necessity of teaching craftsmanship (content knowledge, skills, and practice). With well-researched reasoning, practical examples, and insightful questions, Johnson engages readers in thoughtful reflection about educational purpose and methodology. —Debbie Silver, Author of Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education

The Indispensable Librarian

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There isn’t a more relevant book out on what is happening and can be happening in school libraries today. - Teacher-Librarian, May 2013


Teacher-Librarian, May 2013

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Machines Are the Easy Part; People are the Hard Part: Observations about making technology work in schools.

Written by Doug Johnson, Illustrated by Brady Johnson


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Learning Right from Wrong in the Digital Age: An Ethics Guide for Parents, Teachers, Librarians, and Others Who Care about Computer-Using Young People

Awarded a 2003 “outstanding achievement in parenting materials” from Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Inc. <>.


The Indispensable Teachers Guide to Computer Skills: As Staff Development Guide, 2nd ed

Linworth Publishing, 2002 <>