Tis the week of the summer reading list!
Crazy QuiltEdi, with the help of a few friends, has put together an incredible and incredibly diverse list of suggestions for kids’ reading divided into picture books, middle grade, and young adult.
The Huffington Post shares 21 Books From the Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read. (Another diverse list!)
I want to read all the Summer Preview titles on Travis Jonker’s list but especially the new Dory book.
Stacked highlights upcoming YA Nonfiction titles.
And if you need a break from all the reading, Brain Pickings suggests 9 Podcasts for a Fuller Life.
Karen at TLT has written an important post about How We Talk About Victims of Sexual Abuse.
Kristin Ziemke explores reasons to use print and digital texts with our students.
I’m kind of obsessed with Lisa Waud’s flower houses in Detroit.
Kevin Hodgson reflects on what happens When Race Enters the Classroom Conversation.
Three Teachers Talk has a terrific post describing seven moves in a workshop classroom schedule.
If you haven’t been following Three Teachers Talk, first of all DO. And then check out their Year in Review post with links to some of their best content.
Got students who fidget? Check out Mindshift’s 10 Solutions.
Pernille Ripp shares ways to use Skype in the classroom.
A teacher who taught in the middle school Dzhokkhar Tsarnaev attended reflects on what we lose of ourselves and our humanity when we call another human being a monster.
Book Riot asks How Do We Break Our Internet Habit and Read More Books? I wish I knew!
In an open letter to teachers, Talkin’ Real Here advises teachers of things they might be doing in the classroom to trigger students with trauma backgrounds.
I was fascinated by this post about how the paperback cover of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (great YA novel!) came to be.
Tom Lichtenheld describes his process for collaborating with Amy Krause Rosenthal on their terrific picture book, I Wish You More.