Probably the truest statement you will ever read about me! I remember as a kid, during family parties I would squirrel away in my bedroom and read. My mother used to have to come and drag me out of the room to socialize with my family! Yeah, I was that kid!
Speaking of books (and some upcoming posts). . .
- I'm still reading Bringing Words to Life by Beck, McKewon, and Kucan as I brush on my vocabulary instruction. It's good reading but slower reading. There's a post to come once I finish.
- At the same time, I'm also reading Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess. This one is a fairly quick read, and I'm close to finishing it. I know it is one of the more recently buzzed about books in education, but I must say I have some mixed feelings on it. I'll also post about this one, too.
- Earlier this week I went to an AMAZING workshop by Stephanie Harvey. You probably know her best from her book Strategies That Work. I think she is just so on target with her thinking and her books. I will share some of the workshop with you soon.
- Finally, for those of us still teaching (I am until June 26th!) summer reading plans are in the works. I will share later this weekend a little "summer reading - favorite book" project I organized for fifteen classroom in my school. It turned out to be a cute end of the year mini-project.