I totally believe if we wish to instill a love for reading and learning in our students, we must be a model for it. In class, I often share connections “I read…” – and students pay attention. Once a group asked how much I actually read – that I was constantly referring to a book, an article or research in our discussions.
I want to sequence / plan lessons effectively – help students develop soft skills that lead to learning and individual growth. Some of this can be modeled, but some will need to be incorporated into daily routines.
I wish I could be an effective leader in my department. Hoping to gather some ideas for our PLC from Tim Kanold’s book.
Previously read Jo & Steve’s work but revisiting – to reinforce foundational ideas. I was intrigued by things Pam Weber Harris shared at KCM this spring and look forward to incorporating some ideas into classes as opportunities to let students develop their numeracy.
A colleague shared how much she enjoyed What if?
And one of these 2 books just to have some references / ideas to share in AP Statistics next year:
My colleague made fun of me one morning – talking about my reading choices for summer – how I bring my “math books” to the pool. If I wait until the school year begins, I may not have time to focus on professional reading. Don’t worry, professional reading is not my exhaustive list…I begin each day with a devotional-driven book and end each day with simply non-thinking fiction. I feel its imperative to keep my brain moving with different styles of literature.