Like most teachers, I have a HUGE collection of teacher books–but haven’t always finished all that I’ve started. This year, I want to add a few new titles to my professional library, and–more importantly–to finish and/or re-read some of my favorites (the ones that inspire me to be a better teacher!)
My favorites for reading:
My favorites for writing:
Number 2: SHARE class and Wiki pages
My friend Kelly (From Kindergarten with Love) and I started a professional development class for our school division 2 years ago. It’s called SHARE (Staff Have Awesome Resources (for) Eachother). It’s been an incredible way to share ideas with other teachers in our large school district (with almost 60 elementary schools, we’re one of the largest in VA). Essentially, we meet each month (October through April) and teachers bring at least 2 ideas (with samples, photos) for the next month’s topics. Teachers share books, youtube videos, songs, etc that are used as well. It’s wonderful to leave each class with fun ways to implement our K-1 SOL standards (Standards of Learning). After our “share” session, we take a tour of the K/1 classrooms–isn’t it amazing how many ideas you can get from visiting other classrooms!? Teachers can get recertification points for attending as well… so it’s a win, win!
I cannot tell you the amount of professional growth I’ve experienced from blogging and opening a TpT store. It’s amazing to think how many teachers across the country I now consider as friends–and truly value their professional feedback and support. I am truly thankful! (THANK YOU for your support–a 400 follower giveaway is in the works!!!!)
I also feel SO proud to be a part of Blog Hoppin’. What an incredible group of educators–that are devoted to their students and to supporting other teachers as well!!!
Don’t forget to link up with Amanda to share your goals!!