The Teaching Life
The always brilliant Katherine Sokolowski explains why we need to love our students. (Also, that’s one lucky student teacher!)
On a related topic, Leigh Ann Eck shares how she plans to build relationships and provide more support for students who feel overlooked and ignored. This one gave me goosies.
Jess Lifshitz has a must-read post about being an LGBT educator who is out in her professional community. So much to think about here.
Melanie Meehan gives seven reasons why now is an excellent time to get your classes started blogging on Kidblog.
All teachers need to take a look at Jackie Gerstein’s checklist for being a whole teacher.
The Reading Life
I really, REALLY do not need any more book recommendations right now as the TBR piles are dangerously high, but Kellee and Ricki have a terrific list of books featuring characters with disabilities in their Top Ten Tuesday post.
I’ll be sharing Amy Brown’s list of ten mystery series her students love in my Children’s Lit class this week.
Book Riot has a fun piece featuring Ryan Dean West’s reading list from Andrew Smith’s YA novel, Winger.