Many of the most powerful things that are being done in the school are happening because groups of teachers have read a book that has informed and guided their practice. It is wonderful when things bubble up this way, rather than being supplanted from above.
To continue this trend, I have started up two literature circles with two different professional publications.I think this might be a way that we can spread the powerful effect that these books can have in a way that is manageable by very busy teachers!
We will follow this format:
- Form the group
- The first person will read the first chapter and decide what they will share (this could be powerful quotes, new systems, resources or fresh ideas)
- The group will meet briefly (20-30 minutes?) to find out about the first chapter and to pass the book on to the second person
- Continue this way to complete the book
Bob, Trish and I are reading Comprehension Connections:
Glenn, Nicky, Adrian, Rachel and I will be reading Bonnie Campbell-Hill’s Developmental Continuums:
Please let me know if you would like to recommend a book to be read in this way.