I know it’s Monday morning, but there were technical difficulties last night that prevented me from posting. And my mother would be very disappointed not to have a Sunday Salon this week. So this one’s for you, Mom.
Ever considered trying to write a picture book? Five picture book authors share their advice.
Kira Baker-Doyle has a terrific post about what she really means when she tells her pre-service teachers to trust the process.
George Couros explains how to make Twitter actually work: listen to other people and share their ideas too.
Beth Shaum visits Sarah Anderson’s high school English classroom and shares some insights about her day there. I love seeing a high school teacher reading aloud to her students!
I’m still thinking about some of these 15 Provocative “What Ifs” to Challenge Our Thinking about Teaching & Learning.
Have you ever read any YA lit by indigenous Australian writers? Me neither, but Magabala Books is publishing some titles that sound interesting.
I really want to figure out how to put together and teach a course for English teachers on the teacher narratives and teacher myths that are current in our culture. Evolving English Teacher has a thoughtful post tackling some of those myths.
Evolving English Teacher has another post, Why?, that I’d like to share with some of my colleagues who wonder why our college freshmen struggle to engage in inquiry and rarely show curiosity.
Ellen Oh explains why she won’t be letting her daughter read Eleanor & Park.
Teen Librarian Toolbox has a terrific post on watching the first two seasons of Buffy with her daughter. Makes me think it’s time to start watching the series with my older son.
Paul O. Zelinsky is one of my favorite illustrators, so I enjoyed this peek into his process and work.
Lisa Schroeder explains why she writes about diversity even though she’s scared to get it wrong.
Jen Vincent is so right when she argues that all books count! (Which is why I am currently reading Bailey School Kids books aloud to my older son!)