Links I Loved This Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 6/15/18


Julia Torres wrote a beautiful love letter to her graduating seniors about the lessons in love, compassion, and truth she has learned from her students.

Just in time for summer break: Anne Vogel explains why fake breaks only make us feel more rushed and frantic and argues for the real break that truly refreshes.

John Spencer urges teachers to make rest a priority over the summer and offers some excellent suggestions for rejuvenation.

In the middle of all that rest, though, there is still time for some summer PD. Cheryl Mizerny’s list of ideas should get you started.

One of my favorite teaching blogs, Moving Writing, issued a challenge for teachers to write for 100 days this summer and shared a slide deck of 100 different sparks or prompts for writing.

One practice I want to be more intentional about in my classroom next year is noticing the good. Sherri Spelic explores why we don’t and why we should notice the good and offers suggestions for an intentional practice of emphasizing strengths.










6 responses to “Links I Loved This Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 6/15/18”

  1. Juliana Ellington Avatar

    I’m glad you did a ‘links’ post, and I hope you will do this more often. I enjoy travelling down the rabbit hole of your internet reading.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I think I need to modify the way I do these round-ups so that I can include my weird Internet rabbit holes! I spend far more time searching up weird Internet stuff than I do reading blogs anymore, which is one reason I stopped doing these posts.

  2. Akilah Avatar

    Oh, those writing prompts are great. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I also want to do better at noticing the good. One of my colleagues committed to using our online alert system to send at least one student per week a kudos, which I think is a brilliant idea.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I like that idea too! It’s so easy to put energy into what’s not working and what’s not good. Easy to take the good for granted. I need to reread Sherri’s post so that I can commit to something practical rather than just have the overall good intention of doing better.

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  4. Kellee Moye Avatar

    I love your roundups! I have such a hard time keeping up with online reading, so anything to help center me is helpful 🙂

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