Farber joined the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education after 17 years as a classroom teacher in central Vermont. She has written three books about education, Why Great Teachers Quit and how we might stop the exodus (Corwin Press, 2010); Change the World with Service Learning (Rowman Littlefield) and its new edition, Real and Relevant: a guide to service and project-based learning. She co-authored Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades: a guide for educators and school leaders with John Downes and Penny Bishop (Harvard Educational Press, 2019). Her education articles have been published on CNN’s School of Thought blog, Educational Leadership, Edutopia, AMLE magazine and various academic journals and publications.
She is passionate about promoting student and teacher voice, engaging early adolescent students, sharing the power of project-based and service learning, and creating inclusive communities where joy, courageous conversations and kindness are the norm.
She lives in central Vermont with her husband and two daughters.
- How to design pre-conference conversations with families
- Connecting Vermont students with dairy farms
- How to do a library diversity audit
- Can Minecraft save the world?
- Ottauquechee’s Diversity Detectives in:
- How to make real, sustainable change in the Northeast Kingdom
- Vermont schools have a transportation equity problem.
- Real World: Cabot
- Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades
- PBL or PB&J?