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Review: Tech Request: A Guide for Coaching Educators in the Digital World

Tech Request: A Guide for Coaching Educators in the Digital World Tech Request: A Guide for Coaching Educators in the Digital World by Emily L. Davis
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was tasked with reading the book as part of a book study for my job, which is why it falls out of the normal realm of action thrillers and mysteries.

Honestly, it's not the worst education book I've ever read, but it's definitely in my bottom five. No disrespect to the authors, but nothing felt new or innovative about this book. There are a ton of references to apps and websites that have been around for a while, and will ultimately be obsolete in a few years. That's always the problem when writing a physical book about the digital realm.

A lot of the book seems to be devoted to stroking Brad's ego. In fact, pages 120-121 contains numerous references to things he had a hand in creating. His name is mentioned multiple times in each chapter, and in the third person, which is really annoying.

There are also a lot of grammatical and wording mistakes, which is ironic since it's a book about teaching.

I gave it two starts versus one because it didn't make me want to stab my eyes out, but I don't recommend the book unless you're forced into it like I was. There was one second that I found extremely helpful about working with challenging teams, but that was about it.

There's plenty of information freely available on the web that will do a much better job. The authors basically even say Twitter is the world's greatest education resource, which I could have agreed with before Twitter reached saturation point.

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