Thursday, June 18, 2015

Books I Would Like to Read This Summer

I realize that my blog posts have been less frequent over the past few months.  To be honest, long days in the trenches have been burning me out.  Thankfully, my summer vacation is only a handful of days away.   I will spend the majority of my summer traveling, but want to do some professional reading so that I can return to the trenches fired up and truly inspired.  Here is what is on my Amazon wish list:

  • Teach Like a Pirate: I have heard amazing things about this book.  There is even a dedicated Twitter chat hosted by the author.  I'm curious to see what all the hype is about.
  • Real Talk for Real Teachers: Rafe Esquith is a best-selling author and inner-city teacher from Los Angeles.  He has experienced it all and I am inspired by his commitment to his school community and positive attitude.
  • The Ten-Minute Inservice: 40 Quick Training Sessions That Build Teacher Effectiveness:  I will most likely be continuing my department chair role next year and will be responsible for mentoring and training new teachers.  I'm not sure if it's really possible to do a ten minute inservice, but I'm sure that my colleagues will appreciate my effort.
  • Enrique's Journey: This book has actually been sitting on my nightstand for a few months now.  It follows Enrique, an immigrant from Central America on his journey to the United States.  This book puts a face on the current immigration debate and hits close to home as over a dozen unaccompanied minors entered my school's ESOL program this past year.

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