Sonia Nieto and Alicia Lopez, Teaching, a Life's Work: A Mother-Daughter Dialogue


Co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology & Education.

A must-read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia L pez, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most difficult, and most rewarding of professions. Drawing on their extensive experience as educators in school and university classrooms, they reflect on what it means to teach young people, prospective teachers, and future academics in our complex, dynamic, and multicultural society. Teaching, A Life's Work is at once theoretical and practical, reflective and critical, personal, professional, and political. Nieto and Lopez document their reasons for becoming teachers and share some of the most important lessons they have learned along the way. Using journals, blogs, current writings, and their research, they explore how their views on curriculum, pedagogy, and the field of education itself have evolved over the years.

Sonia Nieto is professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her bestselling books include Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Education, The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities, and a memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education.

Alicia López is an award-winning ESL teacher who writes a blog,, on teaching, parenting, and life.


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Event date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9780807761090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Teachers College Press - January 25th, 2019

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