For the last week here at Two Writing Teachers, we have shared ideas and thoughts around professional learning. Here is a round up of our posts centered on the various ways we learn, pushing ourselves and each other along the continuous improvement pathway.
- Kathleen led us off with a post about digital organization. You’ll absolutely want to check out Kathleen’s Padlet and other systems for keeping track of her resources.
- Stacey shares tips for getting the most out of a literary conference, thinking about not only the conference itself, but also the preparation leading up to it and for making time to reflect afterward.
- Beth’s post contains wonderful ideas about how to use video. No doubt that cameras make many of us nervous, but her post may inspire you to be brave and try it out– and improve your practice in the process!
- If your professional reading stack seems daunting, Betsy’s post contains many strategies for setting aside the time to read and internalize some concepts, but also for implementing them into your practice sooner rather than later.
- Thinking about starting a professional book club? Don’t miss Lanny’s post about ways to lead one!
- We all have an interest in developing and supporting new teachers. My post is about specific ways to support new teachers on your team– before they begin, as they get going, and throughout the year.
- Kelsey rounds out the series with a post about ways to keep adult learning at the forefront of schools. We are not only teachers– we are also learners!
We hope you’ll join us TONIGHT, May 6, 2019, for a Twitter Chat about professional learning!
Thank you to all of you who read and commented. Our giveaway for this blog series is for a copy of Welcome to Writing Workshop: Engaging Today’s Students with a Model That Works. Thanks to Stenhouse Publishers for donating a copy for one reader. Our lucky winner is Karen Verry.
I am the Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Simsbury, CT, and I love what I do. I get to write and inspire others to write! Additionally, I am the mom to four fabulous daughters and the wife of a great husband.