About the book

Teachers show up in different forms and in many chapters of a child’s life. Teaching is literacy and numeracy but, most importantly, it’s showing up with your whole heart. It’s walking kids—and yourself—through the hardest conversations about trauma, loss, grief, racism, or violence. As we work to piece together our education system in the fallout from a global pandemic, the focus must be on the teachers. If the people in charge—those teachers—aren’t okay, the students don’t stand a chance.

Inside Teachers These Days you will find 10 mighty chapters with 26 stories and 91 strategies that, together, are your place to land when you need to be reminded of your worth, your importance, and the impact you make on shaping our world.

This book is for those who need a place to land when they want to be reminded that, simply by the choice of their profession, they are a powerful force in shaping our world.

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Dr. Jody Carrington and Laurie McIntosh bring together theory and practice, weaving the science of human development with real-life stories and tangible strategies told by those most qualified to share them—our teachers. This book is for those who need a place to land when they want to be reminded that, simply by the choice of their profession, they are a powerful force in shaping our world.


Dr. Jody Carrington

Child Psychologist

Laurie Macintosh


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Teachers These Days is FILLED with heartfelt happies and heartbreaking hurts. I connect with the theory-into-practice way that it is set up and I appreciated the voices of the others in their raw, poignant stories.

-Barbara Gruener,Counsellor & Character Coach

Oh, Sweet Mother. THIS. THIS IS WHAT TEACHERS NEED RIGHT NOW. TO READ THESE WORDS. Thank you. We love the stories. It honours the work and experience of educators while providing a familiar context to all teachers. The section on grief is captivating and visceral and beautiful. Thank you, both, so much for sharing this work, your words and your wisdom.

-Meghan Reist & Shelley SmithVice Principals

When I first heard about Dr. Jody Carrington's new book, Kids These Days, I couldn't wait to read it. Once I opened the cover to begin, I couldn't stop reading this heartfelt informed celebration of children and those who love them. This beautiful book is wrapped in deep regard for children and all of those who love and care for them. As an educator, I believe that this book must be in the hands of all teachers. Written with such respect for our profession, Jody offers the research and tools that will help us to translate HOPE into action that will honor our children.

Mary C. Howard

Without a doubt the best book a teacher can read. I enjoyed every minute of this book and I am suggesting it to every teacher I know. This author recognizes what it means to have kids in our classrooms every day and the struggles and exhaustion we face. I love that she says the work we do is "holy work" because indeed teachers matter and they have a huge impact. Thank you Dr Carrington for writing this book. I shook my head in agreement through EVERY passage. I highly recommend this book to all teachers, parents and caregivers of children

-Rebecca Hope

Teachers, we see you. And we need you more than ever.

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