Martin's Connect and Involve provides an encompassing overview of foundational teaching practices at all levels. It aims to help teachers create community, build rapport with individual students, and increase motivation. The highly accessible writing style makes the text appropriate for pre-service teachers, beginning teachers, or veteran teachers needing a refresh. Each chapter includes a simulated conversation in which Martin addresses what he thinks would be commonly asked questions on that chapter's topics. Additional resources are also listed for each chapter. While none of the strategies offered are groundbreaking, the book provides a refreshing review of essential practices. Recommended.