So, if I can't read them all, how should I prioritize my summer reading? I've decided to focus on just three influential books that will not only be useful for me but that I can share with my colleagues:
Helping Children Succeed
In a follow up to his How Children Succeed, Paul Tough discusses how we as parents, teachers, and/or policy makers can develop the best enviornemnt to help children suceeed.
Learn Like a Pirate
Geared more toward elementary teachers, Learn Like a Pirate focuses on building a collabroative classrooms that allows students to activly engage in tasks, lead, work together, and foster a community of learning.
Visible Learning for Literacy
Visible Learning for Literacy breaks down fifteen years of research to provide clear ideas on what works in literacy instruction. It focuses on how and when to implement these best research-based practices to help students dive deeper into their learning.
I know I said three, but...
I'm also hoping to squeeze in DIY Literacy, Who's Doing the Work?, and Ditch That Textbook... and a few others too!
What are you reading this summer? Give some suggestions in the comments section below!