However, given our busy schedules and our geograhic locations, how do we find the time and the partner to share with? - AND - how do we teach a process we rarely have the opportunity to practice?
Hattie finds many opportunities in her professional life - staff members, a masters cohort sponsored by UMF, and attending conferences. However, she also shared some other opportunities via the internet. She belongs to several collegial groups. Here are the links.
NCTE Blog - current information on NCTE articles, publications, events, and current issues
English Companion NING Blog - created by Jim Burke, author of many literacy articles and books, this blog offers an incredible amount of information on literacy in a variety of formats. Teachers can join communities that focus on any issue discussed. One of Hattie's favorite communities is the book club - led by the author of the book . Go to the blog and see what's happening. There is something for everyone.
Here is one Hattie created to share:
Literacy Strategies in Action - created by Hattie, this blog shares strategies, articles and books she has used in her classroom. Her thoughts are concise as she considers how to apply the information to her students. A great read. Join us and share!
I hope you will find the time in your busy summer to visit one of these sites and enjoy the collegiality offered. Think about what works for you and how it might work for your students. What a tremendous experience to offer our students and help prepare them for the 21st century.
Thank you Hattie!