This week, I’m celebrating my students’ work and sharing some of their blog posts that I’ve enjoyed most over the past couple of weeks. If you have a moment to click through and leave a comment, I know they’d be thrilled.
Reflections on NCTE15
Kelsey is now my colleague, and I learned so much from her reflection on #NCTE15. Highlights include Teri Lesesne’s book recommendations for 2015, Donalyn Miller’s reminders about responsive reading, information about passion-driven research, and a summary of Kelly Gallagher’s excellent session.
I really admire Nicky’s ability to synthesize all of her incredible learning and reflection at #NCTE15 into just 3 key takeaways.
Melissa’s #NCTE15 reflection is so much fun. Confession: I was the driver of the Suburban who APPARENTLY left her behind at NUMEROUS red lights. Or would have, if she hadn’t run them. Personally, I have no memory of that.
Christian’s reflection on #NCTE15 is full of detailed information about the sessions he attended. Lots of learning here!
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Studenting
Nicky looks forward to her teaching career in this beautifully written “What I Know” piece.
Melissa shares her ideas about how to grow readers and writers–and how not to.
Shannon’s College Confessions had me laughing out loud. What’s up with that one kid who never wants class to end?!
Top 10 Lists
Jaycie puts together a Top 10 list of children’s Books Everyone Should Read.
It’s hard to argue with any of the titles on Savannah’s list of Books Everyone Should Read.
Erica’s list of her Top 10 Reads of the Semester is also a lot of fun.
Jen’s blog for Children’s Lit has been one of my favorites this semester, and I like how she organizes her Top 10 Best of the Semester list.
Josef ended the semester in just the way I like best: with some reading plans! Here’s his list of Top 10 Books he wants to read next.
Six Things You Should Know about Children’s Literature
Jen celebrates libraries and libraries in her list of takeaways from this semester in Children’s Literature.
Leslie celebrates librarians, “bookies,” and historical fiction in her reflection.
Savannnah shares some valuable advice for students next semester.
Erica also has some good advice for how to enjoy and learn in this class.
Six Things You Should Know about Digital Literacy
Keeya’s brilliant learning reflection ranges far beyond Digital Literacy.
Ali’s takeaways focus on resources and creativity.
The Week in Cats