"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for."- Socrates
As teachers we should always be trying to improve ourselves. There are times in our career when we just get tired, we feel less passionate and we need rejuvenation. We need a reminder that what we do is one of the most important jobs in the world. We are put here to change the lives of children, to make their learning memorable and give them experiences that will help them to grow. I can tell you that I've had many of these moment and thankfully just when I need it, an experience comes along that breathes new life in me again. After visiting the Ron Clark Academy, we were all so inspired to find new ways to reach our kiddos! My sweet friends suggested we do a book study and I was all over it. I'm so excited!
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.
We hope you will join! Here is a YouTube video where you can hear a little more about what the book is about.