My Books

Change the World with Service Learning: How to Organize, Lead, and Assess Service Learning Projects by Katy Farber




Be the Change you wish to see in the world.’  — Ghandi

In this book published by Rowman Littlefield Press in 2010, Katy Farber gives teachers a step by step way to begin the relevant and meaningful work of leading service learning projects with students.
This book guides teachers from all content areas and grade levels to create outstanding Service Learning projects with students like no other book does. Change the World with Service Learning is a no-fluff, step-by-step, teacher-to-teacher description of how to create, plan, teach, and celebrate Service Learning projects that meet and exceed local, district, and national curricular expectations.

Why Great Teachers Quit And How We Might Stop the Exodus by Katy Farber

PhotobucketLow pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testing—these are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews with teachers all over the country, Katy Farber presents an in-the-trenches view of the classroom exodus and uncovers ways that schools can turn the tide.


Why Great Teachers Quit was published in 2010 by Corwin Press. 

‘In this lively and interesting book, Katy Farber makes public the real reasons why inexperienced teachers rarely stay long enough or get the support they need to become good, why good teachers don’t become great, and why great teachers quit.’


—Deborah Meier, Educational Reformer, Writer, and Activist



Why Great Teachers Quit was just listed as a ‘Top 15 Must Read Books on Education in the U.S.’ by the Christian Science Monitor. 







Eat Non-Toxic: a manual for busy parents is a guide for parents looking to limit their family’s exposure to chemicals and toxins in food and feeding gear. The manual is packed with practical and quick tips for parents, recipes, where to go for more information, and Cliff Notes for the most sleep deprived among us.