Read Around Revisited

I wrote about the Read Around strategy yesterday, and how it was a great way to get new books into the hands of my kiddos.

This week at our staff meeting, our principal (Jennifer Sisul, @grrprincipal, and a FABULOUS leader) took us through the same activity with our library’s professional library.  Let me tell ya, the great ideas are always flowing around our school!  And what great timing–Spring Break is next week and we’ll all have time to read.

So, just like our kiddos did, we took time to peruse some titles (some new, some old) and I found some great ones.  While I didn’t get a chance to get to everything, here are some interesting reads I’ve added to my list:

Neurodiversity in the Classroom (Armstrong); Guy Write (Fletcher); Underresourced Learners (Payne); Rigor is Not a 4-letter-word (Blackburn); 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Covey); Checking for Understanding (Fisher/Frey)

Neurodiversity in the Classroom (Armstrong); Guy Write (Fletcher); Underresourced Learners (Payne); Rigor is Not a 4-letter-word (Blackburn); 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Covey); Checking for Understanding (Fisher/Frey)

I also have at least a nightstand-full of kid novels I still want to read, too!  Hopefully my children will let me have some time for that next week!

Your turn: What’s on your to-be-read list?  How do you find time to read when you’re a busy, working parent?

 

5 thoughts on “Read Around Revisited

  1. Oh, I have sooooo many books on my TBR! Since my kids are moved out of the house and my husband currently works night shift I get lots of time to read. IF I can make myself get off the computer! 🙂

    I love how your principal did the read around with professional books. Sounds like a great instructional leader!

    Our spring break begins March 22-NEXT FRIDAY!!! 🙂

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

    • Yes, it does sound like you have time for that–but I also know how much you’re online. 🙂 It’s a hard balance, but one I know you also appreciate is really important to find. (And by the way–how are you old enough to have kids who are gone??) And yes, she is most definitely an amazing instructional leader! I find so much inspiration and freedom to do crazy things from her–she’s will to let us try most anything in the name of helping our kids soar!

      Oh, and Happy Spring Break! I’ll bet you will actually have more spring-like temps that we will, though. We’ll probably have “we-call-Spring-but-it’s-really-still-winter-Break!” I am hoping for at least a couple of warm days, though, so I can say goodbye to my treadmill for a while and RUN OUTSIDE!!

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