It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/4/18

The Newcomers is must-read nonfiction about a Denver area ELL high school classroom where refugees new to America begin learning English and acclimating to the U.S. education system. It’s a wide-ranging book that’s both the story of one inspiring teacher and his classroom as well as the story of a global refugee crisis, told through…

Mornings with Roxy: Slice of Life #sol18

My mornings begin with a cup of coffee and a book, my notebook, or my laptop. I settle myself into an overstuffed arm chair that my son swapped out with a dining room chair and pull myself up to the dining room table, now used for holding book stacks and feeding cats instead of people.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/28/18

On the blog: A slice about family fun with the Myers-Briggs personality test A professional development book stack of titles I’d enjoy reading for #cyberPD In reading: Randa Abdel-Fattah’s The Lines We Cross is set in Australia, but it’s absolutely relevant to our current moment in the U.S. Michael’s father is the founder of Aussie…

#CyberPD 2018: What I Plan to Read

#CyberPD is one of my favorite online summer professional development opportunities. A lively community of literacy teachers led by Cathy at Reflect & Refine and Michelle at Literacy Learning Zone share their summer PD book stacks. One of the titles that shows up on multiple lists is selected, and participants connect via Twitter, blogs, and Google…

Family Fun and More with Myers-Briggs: Slice of Life #sol18

I’ve never thought much about the Myers-Briggs, or about personality tests at all. I usually can’t resist those online quizzes like What Animal Are You? (a zebra) or What Dog Are You? (Bernese Mountain Dog) or What Jane Austen Character Are You? (Catherine from Northanger Abbey). But actual personality tests that might tell you something…