This week, I'll be hosting #IDedchat along with Sarah Windisch. It's summer, and that means we finally have time to sit down and read. I know my summer reading is always a mix of professional books, KidLit, pulp novels, and internet articles. Even though my to-read list is endless, I'm still always looking for recommendations.
Tonight, let's give each other some recommendations for summer reading. We will try to just have an open discussion and just throw out ideas from our own diverse reading lists. Think about the questions below to guide our discussion, and Sarah and I will throw them out throughout the chat if we need to keep the discussion moving.
I hope you'll join us tonight, and I really look forward to hearing your recommendations!
June 22, 2016
7 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. CDT / 10 p.m. EDT
Some of these questions come from a chat that I hosted for the gone, but not forgotten, #slowchated
What are you currently reading?
Which book do you most recommend for other teachers?
What is your all-time favorite book?
Share something you read as a student that sticks with you to this day.
Why did it make an impact?
Share something you read that inspired a change in your practice this school year.
Share something you have read and are still digesting.
What do you most want your students to read?
I drive a lot so I listen to audiobooks as a way to keep up on my reading. Currently, I am listening to "The Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand" since I did not really understand the causes behind WWI. It is a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of the aristocracy in 19th and early 20th century Eastern Europe. Quite a mess - still is, for that matter. I think it is important to know what happened, so we can learn from it. I am not a history teacher (I teach HS band and orchestra), but I have been in the Air National Guard for 18 years and I find all military history very interesting. I would encourage all of my students to read whatever interests them - pulp fiction, manga, sports, history, romance, sci-fi, etc. Just read.ReplyDelete