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Win A Copy of My New Book!

Thank you to all of those who entered, the contest is now closed.  Both winners were randomly selected by a number generator.  Congratulations to the two winners!  To purchase a copy of the book, please see here.

For the past year I have been sitting behind my computer most nights trying to figure out how to put into words the work we do in our classroom while writing two separate books.  Trying to figure out how I can help others go deeper with their literacy instruction, even within the 45 minute English classroom.   Trying to figure out how others could incorporate more global collaboration into their literacy instruction without it feeling like just one more thing to do.  Trying to figure out how to make the literacy instruction we all do more meaningful, more passionate, more connected.  There have been great nights and there have been early mornings.  There have been days when I have felt like the biggest fraud, imposter syndrome for the win, and others where I finally felt like what I had to write might actually be meaningful to someone else.

The past year has been grueling, but oh so incredible, and now I get to celebrate the first release of one of those books; Reimagining Literacy through Global Collaboration.   This how-to book is meant to help those that are new to global collaboration or have been dipping their toes in  for the past few years.  It is meant to inspire, meant to give you the why, and meant to help you create more meaningful literacy opportunities for your students.  It is meant to give you a glimpse into our classroom as we try to make the world smaller, kinder, and the work we do more relevant all in less than 80 pages.


The official description says:

Prepare your students to adapt and thrive in the world beyond their classroom. This how-to guide offers strategies for how to establish classrooms that give students globally connected literacy experiences. Learn why students must create school projects aimed at an authentic audience beyond school walls, and plan for more purposeful opportunities for students to engage with what they learn and create. You’ll discover how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

Enter to win:

So in order to celebrate the impending release of this book, I thought I would give away two copies of it.  It should be out within the next first few weeks so before Christmas and you will receive you copy right from Amazon.

All you have to do to enter is to write a comment below, make sure you enter your email address in the field where it asks for it so I can contact you if you win.  I will draw two randomly selected winners after Friday night, December 9th at 8 PM.

To order the book yourself:

While Amazon says it will not be released until January, Solution Tree says otherwise.  So if you would like to order your own copy of the book, please go here.

What is my other book?

I am currently working on a new literacy book.  The book, which I am still writing, is tentatively Passionate Readers and will be published in the summer of 2017 by Routledge.  It is the tale of how I changed my literacy instruction to create passionate readers even within the 45 minute English classroom.  It is the wisdom of my amazing 7th graders and what they wish all teachers of reading would know and do.  It is how we can bring our own reading identity in and let it help us become better teachers of reading.  It is a book filled with the practical, the inspirational, and the tools we need to hopefully help our students embrace reading as part of their identity.

 If you like what you read here, consider reading my book Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students.  Also, if you are wondering where I will be in the coming year or would like to have me speak, please see this page.



201 thoughts on “Win A Copy of My New Book!”

  1. Pernille -good luck with your release. If it contains nearly as much insight as your site does it will be much more than informative and incredibly inspirational. Thanks for writing it !

  2. Thank you for all that you do! I love hearing your ideas and really enjoyed the Global Read Aloud for the first time last year.

  3. Pernille, I promote your work with my preservice teachers and look forward to sharing your new book with my students!

  4. I just saw your name last night in a note I wrote to myself to get your book. Today, I see this post. That’s serendipity at its finest.

  5. Would love a copy of your book! I’ve enjoyed hearing you speak at several conferences so I know the book will have incredible information!

  6. Pernille – I am relatively new follower. As a middle school teacher, I find it incredibly helpful to hear you reflect on your teaching at this level. Many of the other blogs I follow really focus on kids at younger ages and your blog is a better mirror to my world in that sense. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to your books!

  7. If Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration is anything like Passionate Leaners, teachers are in for an array of engaging literacy ideas to share with students and motivational ideas to encourage students to define themselvs as readers. Thank you for your fabulous ideas and insight.

  8. I would love to have a copy of your book. I was led to your blog from our Language and Literacy Director. I have a son who is a new English teacher who would devour your book – I send him your blog posts daily.
    Thank you for sharing wisdom.

  9. Would LOVE a copy of this book! This is only my second year of teaching middle school. I have to say, if it weren’t for following you, Kelly Gallagher, Donalyn Miller, and Kylene Beers my first year of teaching middle school (and this year, too!), I would be absolutely lost!

  10. I stumbled upon your website in September and so appreciate all you have to say.
    I read and share your posts with fellow teachers. Thank you!

  11. I follow your work very closely as a fellow educator with an absolute passion to globalise classrooms. Win or not I will definitely be purchasing your book looking for new ideas for my classroom ( ). I can not imagine the frustrating moments you have had putting such a book together but educators like yourself help us lone soldiers to use your resources to hook nervous teachers in.

  12. Would love a copy of your book. Your work is very inspiring, especially how you constantly remind me to listen to my students. They are the greatest PD if you’re willing to listen!

  13. I am looking forward to reading your new book! I have been actively looking for picture books to use in my middle school science class. When we start a unit with a picture book students are engaged and have a can do attitude. Picture books help make STEM learning accessible to all learners. Keep up the great work!

  14. Thank you for sharing your everyday wisdom and speaking from the heart! Your book encouraged me to make significant changes in our classroom. Whenever I feel like we’re getting off track, I revisit. Best to you!

  15. How crazy. Our school is just beginning to look at the role of teachers in helping students think and interact in the global arena.
    Thank you,
    Julie S.
    North Carolina

  16. I have been reading your blog since the beginning of the school year and have always been inspired by your thoughts and ideas. Your reflective thought process reminds me of my own thoughts. I would love to read your new book!

  17. I enjoyed reading Passionate Learners and looking forward to reading your new one. Thanks for this opportunity!

  18. A very important topic and indeed, it will be a fantastic read. I desperately wish to receive one copy. Fingers crossed!

  19. I would love to win a copy of your new book. I love your other books and oh my goodness I can’t wait to read the one you are releasing in 2017. You are such an inspiration!!!

  20. I look forward to hearing you speak at TIES 2016 this coming weekend in Minneapolis! Thanks for all your great insight and ideas. I enjoy reading your blog.

  21. So glad to have stumbled upon your page this morning as I begin navigating and interweaving age appropriate pedagogies into my 1/2 class next year. I look forward to reading much more 🙂

  22. I try and try to teach my elementary teachers in 3rd, 4th, and 5th learn the power of a picture book plus we are an IB candidate campus so the global book would fit perfectly.

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