Justin Tarte shared a list of 10 things he wishes he’d known as a first-year teacher.
Wondering where to start with Terry Pratchett’s incredibly large oeuvre? Ana has got you covered.
Many of my favorite bloggers continued their daily Slice challenge this past week. Carol has been writing some terrific pieces, including this one about just what teachers do every day.
TeachThought shares 7 Ways to Prevent Cyberbullying.
I’ve been following a bit of the Andrew Smith controversy. Derek Attig at Book Riot cogently explains why Smith’s comments were problematic. Bookshelves of Doom has a post worth reading about the Internet aftermath (and links via Chuck Wendig to the original interview). I appreciated what The Reading Zone has to say about the ways we need to be critical, though I do find myself agreeing more with the perspective expressed by Phoebe North. I also very much enjoyed Sarah McCarry’s satirical tweets though they did get a bit harsh. Sarah McCarry’s follow-up post, “On Kindness,” is a necessary read about what the controversy is really about.
Here’s one for my mom, who LOVES books about death and dying and Alzheimer’s and terminal illnesses and assorted other bleak subjects: 25 Essential Books about Grief and Dying. Are there any you haven’t read, Mom?
I do not ever need more books to add to the TBR pile, but I am intrigued by this list of the Best New Authors of 2015. (And had to order the memoir about becoming a carpenter.)
Podcasts are my new obsession and I’m looking forward to falling down the Serial podcast soon. This article explains why we might want to use podcasts like Serial in the classroom.
This story–and the many stories like them–is exactly why my husband and I decided that our son will not be playing football.
Brene Brown’s Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto is really quite lovely.