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Shinnston Native, Glenville Professor Publishes First Book

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Glenville State professor and Shinnston native Tara Cosco has been teaching for 12 years, and now she wants to share her experiences with the new teachers she sees rising through college.

When a co-worker suggested she should write a book, Cosco had no idea what to write about. But it didn't take long for the answer to come to her.

"Since I teach the introduction to education course here on campus, I thought, 'well, there's lots of things I'd like to share,' so I just started writing about my experiences," Cosco said.

And now she has taken those experiences and turned them into her first book, "Follow Your Dream: Become a Teacher." Cosco said she tries to share the experiences she relates in her book with her students, but often, there's not enough time.

"I love to share all those stories with my students, but there just isn't enough time during the day in class time, so this was a great way for me to share all of my experiences and knowledge and try to make them the best teachers I can make them," Cosco said.

Although Cosco has a lot of advice to offer upcoming teachers, she said there's one thing above the rest that she wants them to keep in mind.

"Just that every student is different and an individual and to approach them that way. Teach them according to their interests and their learning needs," Cosco said.

If you'd like to pick up a copy of Cosco's book, visit

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