June 13, 2016

Episode 102: 3 Reasons Why Professional Reading is a Must

Episode 102: 3 Reasons Why Professional Reading is a Must

Ok, I know we all are busy and it is so easy to say, 
"You know I will gladly read something tomorrow, but today, I just need to do this." 


Come on, you know what I'm talking about. 
Just say no to that inclination. 
You need to be constantly learning...


Ok, I know we all are busy and it is so easy to say,  "You know I will gladly read something tomorrow, but today, I just need to do this."  Come on, you know what I'm talking about.  Just say no to that inclination.  You need to be constantly learning if you are going to work with kids.  Classroom teacher, building administrator, instructional coach,  athletic coach, graduation coach, so forth and so on. Reading is a must. You must continually seek to expand your understanding of what works with kids at different ages. Today, I am focused on my  3 Reasons Why Professional Reading is a Must: When we take time to read professional writings we are able to- 1. Address what we don't know. 2. Learn more about what we have some knowledge of. 3. Discover new information that can help us be better at what we already do. Here are some great resources for professional reading: * Some of these readings I have interviewed the author so look for a podcast link to hear the author and/or a YouTube link for a book review. The Secrets of Timeless Teachers by Jeremy S. Adams Vocabulary is Comprehension by Laura Robb    (Episode 45)      YouTube Learning in the Fast Lane by Suzy Pepper Rollins    (Episode 43)      YouTube Embedding Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam & Siobhan Leahy How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan M. Brookhart     YouTube Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess     YouTube That One Kid by Brian Mendler      (Episode 3)      YouTube What if Everybody Understood Child Development by Rae Pica     (Episode 68)       YouTube Rigor is Not a Four-Letter Word by Dr. Barb Blackburn     (Episode 51) How to Grade for Learning, K-12 by Ken O'Connor Drive by Daniel Pink The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John Maxwell The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni  YouTube Shaping School Culture by Deal & Peterson   YouTube A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne  (Episode 69) Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey Audio Podcasts that can help with the lack of actual sit down reading time: Teaching Learning Leading K12 Every Classroom Matters Teacher Tactics The Wired Educator Steal the Show by Michael Port EntreLeadership with Dave Ramsey This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt Time to read. Time to Address, Learn, and Discover. Enjoy! Length 21:03