Tara at A Teaching Life reflected on her learning and experiences at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat, which I am eager to attend next year. I appreciated being able to learn and reflect vicariously through her post.
I really needed to read Cynthia Lord’s beautiful post on finding time and space to write.
Teachers Write starts on Monday. This is an incredible free professional development opportunity for teachers. I don’t know how involved I will be, but I do plan to write over the next few weeks and I know I’ll be lurking and enjoying what others write and share.
I always enjoy the Humans of New York blog, and this photo and story is a recent favorite.
Interesting story about why one librarian has decided she can no longer serve on the Printz Award committee after the ALSC changes its policies about how committee members can use social media.
This article shares 5 tips for connecting your classroom with other classrooms around the world.
I’ve been learning a lot from Franki Sibberson’s new tech blog. In this piece, she explains why digital vs print should not be an either/or in our classroom.
Peg Glisson shares her Top Ten Schneider Award Winners at the Nerdy Book Club. Love this list!
Aaron Carapella has created a map of Native American tribes and their locations before first contact with Europeans. It’s informative and sobering.
Peter Damian at Book Riot reflects on the long summer when his son refused to read for pleasure. It can be so hard to step back and stop pressuring our children to read, but I think that’s the only way to help them find their way back to books.
I’m not on Instagram yet, but if I ever decide to join, I’m definitely following these illustrators recommended by Colby Sharp.
Stressed about your reading goals? Book Riot suggests that throwing your TBR list away can be very freeing.
Reading The Strange and Wonderful Return of Bill Watterson made me feel very nostalgic for Calvin & Hobbes.
Kelsey Empfield shares her Top 5 Resources for Teachers who want to keep learning.
Carrie Gelson shared something very dangerous with me this week: her Pinterest boards! I am looking forward to exploring her book lists this week.
Philip and Erin Stead’s interviews with other writers and illustrators have become one of my favorite weekly reads. This week’s interview with Sergio Ruzzier was especially excellent.