Sunday, May 25, 2014

Summer 2014 Book Studies

I'm so excited for this summer!  I'm excited for several reasons, a break from school, time with my family and vacations.  I'm also excited for this little blog.  I have lots on the to-do list in posting and creating and getting organized to continue the pattern throughout the school year.  The biggest thing going on this summer right here is Summer Professional Book Studies, bloggy style.  I'll be participating in several book studies this summer which means I'll be writing posts about my reactions and plans of implementation as I read along with many other great bloggers, including readers.  You can join the fun by creating your own posts if you have a blog, or commenting your thoughts on the blog posts.

The first one has already begun! 100 Minutes: Making Every Minute Count book study is up and going.  You can find all of the introductory information here.  And the first post on Chapter 1 here.  I'll be posting on Chapter 5 on June 9th.  I'm hoping I can also link up with some of the other chapter posts.  If you need a copy, click below to get yours on Amazon.

The majority of my summer will be spent with a WONDERFUL book, Notice and Note.  I've been wanting to learn more about close reading and make informed decision on how I best accomplish it with my students. This has been the perfect book to do that for me.  I'll be hosting this book study and linking up with each chapters leader as often as I can.  We'd love for you to join us!  You can get all the details and schedule here.  It all starts on June 3 and posts go live most every Tuesday and Thursday through mid-July.

The last two books are professional development on mathematics.  Guided Math Conferences is a new book from Laney Sammons of Guided Math fame.  This book is available on TpT.  It does take a bit of time to ship, so I recommend ordering it ASAP.  Remember you'll earn reward points for your purchase on TpT.  Amazon is not currently carrying it.  This study will start June 19 and will be hosted by Brenda of Primary Inspired. 

Good Question for Math Teaching comes in a K-6 version or 5-8 version.  I picked up the K-6 version and am really loving it.  It has really helped me re-frame my thinking and the types of questions I'm asking my students.  This one starts on June 10th and you can find a calendar and info here. 

If you cant tell by now, I'm a bit of a PD junkie.  I love learning best practices for teaching.  I recognize I can't do everything, but I can take the best and implement it into my own practices to improve upon what I'm already doing.  I hope you'll join us for one or all of these great book studies.  There are several others that will be going on around the blogosphere as well, so keep your eyes open and come join us!

If you plan to join a blog book study, I'd love to know which ones.  Please leave your plans in the comments below.  If you're hosting a book study, feel free to leave the information as well. 

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1 comment:

  1. So happy to have you along for the book study! I wish I could jump in on all of the studies going on....they all sound so good. I'll definitely be reading your posts on Notice and Note as it's on my To Be Read list!!
    Thinking of Teaching


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