Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Teaching Tip #182

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #182
Best professional development ideas over the summer.  Part 1
Read, read, read, read.
As an English teacher this is obvious, right?
But there are only really a couple things that are going to ever change you as a person: the people you meet, the experiences you have, and the books you read.
Books are some of my greatest mentors.  I’m stealing a page from John Acuff’s book and documenting my professional development reading list via Instagram.
Of course, I always bring dozens of books home in the beginning of June and then get six read over the course of the summer.   Still – here is what I’m going to be tackling this summer.
Outliers by William Gladwell (re-read)
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
The Trust Edge by David Horsager
Buy In by Kotter Whitehad
What is “College Level” Writing? edited by Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinberg
Writing, Teaching, Learning: A Sourcebook edited by Donald Graves
Organizing Genius by Warren Bennis
Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki (a re-read)
The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Layman (re-read)
The Stake by Richard Layman
Building English Skills (Blue Level)
How can I not be a better teacher after reading those?

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