Be the change, being a teacher, books, inspiration

Need Some Inspiration? Enter to Win a Bundle of Books.

Congratulations to Jessie Krefting, who was picked by the random number generator.  Thank you so much to the more than 800 of you who participated in the contest!

With the days hurriedly passing by, it is hard to believe that in the northern hemisphere school is almost done for many.  I am going to miss my students so much.  Days of eating ice cream, sitting by the pool, and yes, traveling to speak and learn from others are ahead and my stack of amazing professional development books awaits.  I love summer for the renewal and recharge it gives us.

So why not share the love a little?  I thought it would be fun to give away a bundle – yes, all four books to one person – of professional development books that can hopefully spark some conversation and help you shape your teaching different.  This contest is open to the world and all you have to do is enter on the form.  It will close on May 10th.

What are the books?

I am so happy that so many are finding inspiration within the pages of my latest book, Passionate Readers.  The lessons from my students in it have truly changed the way I teach and think about reading instruction.  Hopefully, it will help you do the same as we discuss independent reading, reading identity, libraries, and how to help students actually like reading.

The very first book I wrote, Passionate Learners, is all about how we change our school system from within.  Once again, pushed by my students’ lessons and advice, this book is meant to reshape our entire school experience in order to help students find more reason to be engaged in school.  From small ideas to big pushes, this book is meant for every teacher, everywhere, that feels school can be better for all of our kids.

If you follow this blog, you know that I am obsessed with Sara K. Ahmed’s book, Being the Change.  This book is reshaping my classroom and should be a must for any educator, no matter their grade level.

And finally, but not least, Kate Roberts’ newest book, A Novel Approach, is the book we all have waited for.  A practical inspiration for how to incorporate a whole class novel into reader’s workshop.  Trust me, the ideas in here are not to be missed.

I hope you are as excited about this bundle as I am, after all, any of these books by themselves should help an educator grow and also feel affirmed in the work they are already doing.  But together, that is a powerhouse of change.  To enter, please fill out the form, please enter only one.  Good luck and happy reading!

If you like what you read here, consider reading my newest book, Passionate Readers – The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child.  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.

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32 thoughts on “Need Some Inspiration? Enter to Win a Bundle of Books.”

  1. I really want to buy your book. I spend sooo much money on books about reading however. Does Passionate Readers offer sample schedules etc and lesson ideas for a 45 min period? That’s what I’m looking for. I don’t want to read another book that discusses the merit of choice over AR, etc. They preach to the choir. Is there a sample chapter available? So sorry to email like this but I’m trying to justify buying yet one more book! Lol

  2. I am anxiously awaiting to receive this bundle. I know it will enhance my instructional practices tremendously!

  3. These will all be great to use in our staff development. I can also offer them as ideas for book studies!

  4. I love your blog and your thoughts resonate with me. I have read ““Passionate Learner” from cover to cover and would love to read your other work and suggested texts. I have found allowing my students to choose their texts an invaluable experience and desire to extend this practice into a full learning experience.

  5. How generous of you! I agree that summer is the perfect time for reading professional development books. Your books are definitely on my list for when school gets out!

  6. I loved to read,as a kid, and want my students to feel that love as well. I was so inspired by you at the NYLA/SSL conference. Your passion is inspiring.

  7. Thanks for this generous offer…..loved your first book, and look forward to diving into all of the others! Perfect summer reading…..

  8. I’m adding these books to my summer reading list and I’m sharing your email with my colleagues!😀

  9. Thank you for being committed to helping teachers find their best selves! You are so kind to share these great titles with us!

  10. What a wonderful way to start the summer! Those books would make any educator smile. A perfect summer reading list.

  11. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I would love to be able to share your books with teachers that I work with. I know they would be an amazing inspiration for them.

  12. Thank you for taking the time to touch base with teachers around the world! I have never followed a blog in my lifetime-yours is my first! I have really enjoyed reading it as your words and perspectives often inspire me (or confirm how I teach)-so much that I frequently forward your posts to my colleagues. Thank you!

  13. Your blog posts are always inspiring & challenging. They make me think & assess my teaching methods. Reading these books would be a great way to recharge for next year.

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