Welcome to the Teachers as Readers Blog. Our current book selection is Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst.
We will be posting a question each Wednesday for you to respond to. Here is the schedule so that you can begin reading and be prepared to share your thoughts with the group. In addition, please feel free to ask literacy questions or share ideas/info with this group. The more we collaborate, the stronger we are!
Week of January 24th: Welcome and Overview
Week of January 30th: Book Introduction and Part 1 (Chapters 1-4)
Prompt for January 30-February 6: (Please respond via LEAVE A REPLY area below)
a. Do you believe that reading has the power to change us...to change who we are?
b. How often do you ask your students: " How did this reading change who you are?"
c. What do you do to encourage students to be responsive and/or compassionate readers?
Week of February 7th: Book Part 2 (Chapters 5-9)
Prompts for week of February 7 - 13: (Please respond via LEAVE A REPLY area below)
a. How will the Book, Head, Heart framework be useful in supporting your students'
b. How will you introduce it to your students?
c. How will you continue to maintain the framework in your instruction?
Week of February 14th: Book Part 3 (Chapters 10-12)
Prompts for February 14 - 20: (Please respond via LEAVE A REPLY area below)
a. What best practices do you implement in your literacy instruction?
b. What are some “next practices” you’d like to try?
c. How could you begin to implement them?
** Feel free to post your own thoughts/ideas/questions throughout the week
Week of February 21st: Book Part 3 (Chapters 13-15) and conclusion
Prompt for week of February 21-28: What do you think about the practices discussed in
the next three chapters?
Tell us your thoughts/ideas about:
* How has your thinking about how students read been disrupted or changed as a result of reading this book? From the online chat?
* Do you have any recommendations for future professional development books?
* For the Book Club itself?
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
Link to podcast with Beers and Probst:
Link to purchase the book: