For the past two years I have been working on a heart book; a book that has my whole heart in it. One of those books that are so hard to write and yet the voices of my students urged me onward. One of those books that I hope will help others become better teachers of reading. One of those books I hope will matter.
With just one month until the release of my newest book, Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, I wanted to create a place where educators could gather to ask questions, share ideas, and hopefully be inspired. Where better to do this than on Facebook?
I, therefore, invite you to join our Passionate Readers book club on Facebook. Share your ideas, get excited, and find other people who are also trying to create passionate reading communities. I am always in awe of what I can learn from others. And while the book is not out yet, you can start to use the community now. What are you reading? What are you excited about? What is the worst thing you have done as a teacher of reading? Come join the conversation and the collaboration.
If you like what you read here, consider reading my newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, out August 2017. This book focuses on the five keys we can implement into any reading community to strengthen student reading experiences, even within the 45 minute English block. If you are looking for solutions and ideas for how to re-engage all of your students consider reading my very first 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.