Thursday, February 19, 2015

Book Study: Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Being a life-long learner is one of the things that I am most passionate about in my teaching career. I LOVE digging into fun and meaningful professional development whenever I can. I will read ANYTHING, but I get extra excited when I pick up a new educational book to read. I know that I can find a lot of new ideas to incorporate into my classroom that will help ignite the same passion for learning in my students that I carry with me. 

Collaboration and sharing with others is another one of my top passions. That is why I am so excited to tell you about a collaborative blogger book study that is coming your way super soon!

Get ready to do some on-line professional learning with some of your favorite bloggers!  Several of these lovely ladies just returned from an AMAZING trip to The Ron Clark Academy where they were inspired to find ways to reach our learners in fun and exciting ways! Starting February 28th, we are going to be hosting a linky party each Tuesday and Saturday with chapters from this book: 

Linky parties will take place on these different blogs each time. Here is the order so you can plan accordingly :)
Kickin it in Kindergarten- Chapters 1 &2 (February 28th)
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten- Chapter 3 (March 7th)
Queen of the First Grade Jungle Chapter 4 (March 10th)
Fabulous in First  Chapter 5 (March 14th)
One Extra Degree Chapter 6 (March 17th)
Mrs. Jump’s Class Chapter 7 (March 28th)
The First Grade Parade  Chapter 8 (March 31st)
In April, you will be visiting these girls for the remainder of the study:
Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Chapter 9 &10 (April 4th)
What The Teacher Wants Chapter 11 (April 7th)
First Grader At Last Chapter 12 (April 11th)
Erica’s Ed Ventures  Chapter 13 (April 14th)
KinderGals Chapter 14 &15 (April 18th)
A Rocky Top Teacher Chapter 16 (April 21st)
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Chapter 17 (April 25th)
Little Warriors Chapter 18 (April 28th)
Falling Into First Chapter 19 (May 2nd)
Kickin’ it in Kindergarten Chapter 20 (May 5th)
You can join in for whatever part you like! If you are not a blogger, that is OK! We will want you to join in on the fun. You can participate in the conversation in the comments. We want this to be a positive collaboration between teachers! The whole point is to encourage each other with inspiring ideas while still using research based best practice.

I can't wait to share and learn alongside you! I hope you will join me and these fabulous ladies as we explore creative ways to spice up learning in our classrooms through engaging and meaningful activities! See you on the 28th!

1 comment:

  1. I just bought the book and can't wait to start! This is just what I needed to get back started blogging. I look forward to following you as we share teaching in the same state. (I am in West Tennessee.) I can't wait to see how we learn and grow as an educators.

    Elizabeth L.
    The First Grade Jungle Room


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