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Friday, May 22, 2015Dr. Mary Lynn Crow, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, along with several collaborators from the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, has co-authored a book entitled "The Little Orange Book: Short Lessons in Excellent Teaching." The book, which was published by the University of Texas Press in April, is a compilation of vignettes and spans a wide range of topics and teaching interests, including establishing safe learning spaces, developing curriculum, modeling the best teachers and leaving individual legacies.The Little Orange Book provides teachers across all levels of the education spectrum with suggestions designed to fuel creativity, encourage innovation, and enhance student outcomes. According to Academy President Brent Iverson, "Drawing on the experiences of current Academy members, the book engages readers with secrets of the trade and practical advice for improving classroom effectiveness. The Plan is to provide every new faculty member a copy of The Little Orange Book when they are hired."