Julie Diamond has taught young children for over twenty-five
years in a variety of settings, most recently in the New York City
public schools. She has taught curriculum to graduate students at
Bank Street College of Education and the City College of New York.
She currently supervises student teachers for New York University
and City College. Diamond's published work includes book reviews,
short stories, and a critical analysis of education in
"A source of inspiration."
Vivian Paley, author of The Boy on the Beach
"As a classroom insider, Diamond pulls back the curtain and allows parents and others a view of how an effective classroom actually works."
"[A] reaffirmation of the crucial role teachers can play in the development of children."
Herbet Kohl, author of 36 Children and "I Won't Learn from You"
"[Diamond] has captured the world of the class at times chaotic, always busy, usually inspired."
Los Angeles Times
"Diamond's book is an extraordinary resource for parents and teachers at all stages. It is honest and masterful, engrossing and unique. And it is utterly real."
Ruth S. Charney, co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children and author of Teaching Children to Care