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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.