…and are bound to change yours, too, if you’re into that kind of thing.
But seriously, I have learned more about education, literacy, and school policy in the last five years than I have my whole teaching career (which, in all honestly, is less than two decades long). This explosion of learning and new thinking is due to a lot of things–the good karma that brought me to the school at which I currently work, the amazing people at the NH Literacy Institutes, and TWITTER. If you are an educator, and are not on Twitter, you are Missing. Out. Big time.
However, there are also a few incredible texts that I have read (and re-read) fairly recently that have really provided me with those “a-ha” moments that can transform an educator. If you haven’t read them, and you are a literacy nerd like me, start filling up that Amazon basket toot sweet.
Wondrous Words and In Pictures and in Words by Katie Wood Ray
Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy, and Popular Culture by Tom Newkirk
Notebook Know-How by Aimee Buckner
Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller and Susan Kelly
A Place for Wonder by Georgia Heard & Jennifer McDonough