Summer Book Club

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Tonight during #Teacherwellbeingchat on Twitter, we started discussing what we would be doing in the holidays.

It turns out that a few of us teachers are planning to do some education related reading – so we thought it would be fun to have a summer bookclub.

Here is how I propose it will work:

Choose an education related book to read. As well as books about pedagogy and schooling, you could of course choose books that assist your productivity, well being, leadership, teamwork etc.

Starting in the first week of January ,we will meet on Twitter to share:

  • What you are reading and why you chose it?
  • What is the key message so far?
  • What inspires you?
  • What challenges you?
  • What will you bring from it into your workplace?

Those of us who are willing, might also blog about the books and share the links.

This would be a weekly meeting throughout the January holidays.

It might also be a good idea to set up a wiki where we can make a list of the books, links to the books and perhaps have some more extended discussions.

So what do you think?

Are you interested in joining our #summerbookclub?

Do you have any suggestions for how it should work?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

I’ve also set up a poll to help decide a day/time for our book club. You can vote here. The poll will close in 2 weeks.

Looking forward to reading with you.




7 thoughts on “Summer Book Club

  1. LE says:

    On such a sad day for the Newtown community, educators worldwide and all who dream of a future without violence and conflict, your summerbookclub is one constructive way we can approach our work in 2013 with renewed hope for timely, adequate and accessible support for those who need it.
    Looking forward to checking back for what you had in mind.

    • Hi LE
      Thank you for your comment. My heart goes out to all those families who lost loved ones or were affected by the tragedy in Newtown. As teachers, we all feel connected to it, don’t we? I know a lot of tears were shed by myself and my colleagues this weekend.

  2. katetodd777 says:

    Hi Corinne,
    What a great idea! I know there are many of us who read during the holidays for the year ahead. It’s a great way to be able to chat about what we are reading. Looking forward to it!

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