As the year winds down, I always start gathering my stack of books I want to read over the summer. My pile last year was a bit crazy, but thanks to my Twitter friends, conventions for IRA and NCTE, and Stenhouse... this year's double stack might be classified as ridiculous. There are just so very many amazing professional books out there!
Besides books, I have other Professional Development plans! At the end of June, I'll be heading to the All Write Consortium in Warsaw, Indiana, to spend two days thinking and learning about writing instruction. I will also be exploring some more tech tools (once we finally. finally have high speed internet and wireless access at my house!) I know I'll also be spending time collaborating with Jacquie and Nicole (among others) about our first grade classrooms. And then there's all of the rereading of professional books, reading children's books and "just for fun" books I'll need to read! So... I know I need to be realistic about just how many new professional books I want to tackle.
This summer, it looks like I'll first need to make some decisions about which books I honestly think I'll be able to read between now and August. Eventually, I know I'll read them all (and add more to my stack.) I have a couple in mind that I'm considering "must reads," but I'm interested in getting your feedback. Which books do you recommend? I know this is opening up a can of worms, but is there something that isn't in my stack that should be?
|If I had to choose right now, these are the books I realistically think I can (and should) |
read this summer. (Stack is subject to change, of course!)
So, what's on your professional "to be read" pile this summer? You're welcome to comment or post a link to your own blog post about what you're reading. We'll also be using the #cyberPD hashtag on Twitter again! Details will be coming soon about what's in store for this summer's event.