According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer, the expression, “the ball is in your court” is derived from the situation one faces in the game of tennis when the ball is literally in your court. Only you have the influence to send the ball in a different direction. You decide.
Too often, in the field of education, professional growth occurs behind closed doors, within the walls of one classroom. In thinking about how to open those doors and volley ideas back and forth, I offer this blog. As an avid reader and educator, I encounter book after book that begs to be shared, either in the classroom with students or professionally with colleagues.
I invite you to participate in the conversation. Don’t stop after reading the posts; please comment, share, and recommend these books to those in your circle of connected educators.
Teachers, administrators, and, most importantly, students deserve to have these books in their courts.
It’s up to you to keep it going. The book is in your court now.