Nerd Out: The Book Whisperer Chapter 1
You guys. Before we begin, I need to thank you for your continued support and understanding. I am truly overwhelmed by your caring that comes through so vibrantly even over the Interwebs. You are amazing. I can’t tell you how much better I feel after getting re-engaged with the world. Thank you so much for giving me a reason to stop crying to Coldplay songs. (Seriously, I was about to hire a tuba player to follow me around and occasionally play Debbie Downer music as I go about my day.) While I know it’s okay to be sad, I think it’s time to strap on my high heels and move forward. Always forward.
- What influences from your past experiences as a student do you see evidenced in your teaching today? Are those choices working for children?
- What would your (insert appropriate age here) self want as a leaner? (Hint: You lose major points if you say “more gym,” “more lunch,” or “more recess” although I think there is more there than meets the eye.)
- What do your students want? (This implies that you’ve actually asked them directly.)
What were your favorite moments from Chapter 1? What lessons did you take away?
PS – I’ve created a group page over on Facey Face for us to use to discuss our reading more collaboratively. (Also, it’s another opportunity for you to “LIKE” me, which feeds my inner Me-Monster.) Here’s the link.