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Judging from your comments in social media, you, our members, are on the move this summer. You’re traveling to conferences, reading great books, connecting with your professional learning network, and taking action on the issues that matter to you. Here’s hoping you fit some rest and rejuvenation in there, too! But since you’re on a roll, here are a few more learning opportunities we thought you might enjoy.
Resources for Teaching in These Times
The blog page we set up after the Orlando tragedy continues to grow. Members and friends have shared blogs, books, websites, and more via comments and emails. Several of the resources include live links.
Steve Zemelmanshares Summer Readings to Inspire Teachers about Project Based Learning with Civic Engagement.
Reading Rocketshas put together a wonderful calendar featuring 10 Weeks of Summer Reading Adventures for You and Your Kids.
Plan Now for Summer Reading with tons of resources in this post fromLisa Finkon the Literacy in Learning Exchange.
Read with Your Ears
Did you know it’s National Audiobook Month?
- Watch several videos produced by the Audio Publishers Association in which authors explain why they love audiobooks.
- This ReadWriteThink podcast on Appreciating Audiobooks explains why they’re an excellent tool for encouraging reluctant and proficient readers alike.Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers is a monthly podcast for Grades 6–12 hosted by Jennifer Buehler.
- Two of NCTE’s journals actually have free podcast series that go along with them. You can listen to the recordings through the links below:
All this summer reading might make you reflect on how you can find more time for deep dives into texts when school resumes. In her blog post We’re All in This Together, Emily Meixner makes the case for figuring that out:
The truth of the matter is, we can’t really establish a culture of reading in schools unless everyone is on board, unless everyone is, at some point or another, visibly a reader. From the administrative offices to the library to classrooms to the lunchroom to the locker room, we have to become one big team with one very explicit mission: to prove to students that when it comes to reading, we’re all in this together. We’re totally and fully and happily in cahoots with each other.
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