#CyberPD: Week 1 Reflections

I’m a bit late to #cyberPD because I’ve been traveling, but I did want to catch up and participate, even if I’m late. #CyberPD is one of my favorite professional development opportunities each year–a virtual summer book study with many of the teacher-bloggers I learn the most from. I was excited when Sara K. Ahmed’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 8/3/15

Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On the blog: A curation of some of my favorite online reading from last week An interview with recent teacher intern Kelsey Empfield about what she learned A slice/metaslice about why I love mornings and why it’s hard…

Digital Reading: What’s Essential Ch 1 and 2 #cyberPD

#CyberPD is an online professional development learning community where teachers read and discuss a common professional development text. Visit Reflect & Refine for more details and links to connect with the group. This year’s book is Digital Reading: What’s Essential in Grades 3-8 by Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass. After reading two chapters of Digital Reading,…

Go The Extra Mile: Advice from a Teacher Intern

This post is part of a series on #summerPD for pre-service teachers. Maggie Darnell recently completed her student teaching internship and will be teaching seventh-grade English (plus an awesome-sounding enrichment course in Zombie Survival!) in the fall. In this interview, Maggie reflects on her experience and shares some advice for cooperating teachers and pre-service teachers.…