Get Smart With EdReads Picks of The Week
I thought I'd let you know I am launching a new weekly column called EdReads.
EdReads is designed to share 3 carefully picked education related articles that will (hopefully) help you grow as an educator. I humorously call it my "free 20-minute university," and while the label may be corny, the goal is to share the ideas other awesome educators use in their building and write about on their blog. And, you can read all 3 in 20 minutes or less.
I consume a lot of education related content each week. It is a result of becoming connected globally via Twitter. Over a year later, I can say with confidence that I have learned more in the last year than I have in my previous 13 years as an educator.
I know. I know. You're like: Dude! What took you so long to get smart?!?!
All I can say is that for those first 13 years, I just didn't know what to do or how to do it. Mostly, I spent them waiting for the admin team of whatever school I was at (I stayed put on #5) to tell me what to learn. Don't get me wrong. Much of it was good stuff. But these days, thanks to my Twitter PLN (Professional Learning Network), my learning is supercharged.
It's a simple, but powerful side effect of meeting many education bloggers and reading their stuff. Some of these peeps are rock stars! They rock in the classroom and they rock leadership. They rock so hard they shake up the status quo. They challenge it. They look for and invent new ways of teaching and leading. And they share all these thoughts, epiphanies, and game-changing ideas for free. They do it to make this world better for the students who walk through their doors and into their hearts...
And now I have this idea. My goal is to feature 3 WEEKLY EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES that provoke thought, reflection, and growth. Take a look and I promise they'll be worth your time. I included a short synapsis to the right of each article picture, so you know what it's about. Read the summary, or 1, or 2, or all of the articles. You decide.
Let's grow together with EdReads Picks of the Week!
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