Monday, July 18, 2011
Where I've Been and What I've Been Doing
One last assignment remains: my implementation plan. This is where I show how I will incorporate everything I have learned in Summer Institute in my classroom this year. There are so many strategies I would like to incorporate--but at the same time, I want to keep my plan realistic. In the past I have incorporated Socratic Seminar, Writer's Notebook, and writing with my students. But I usually only try to adopt one new strategy in any given year. This time I am going to try to adopt several new strategies. And of course I have to actually write my implementation plan. So far I have done some research, gone over my notebook and notes, assembled all the books, notebooks, etc. that I might need, walked the dogs, given the dogs baths, and made falafel burgers. Mmmm. The falafel burgers were good (my adaptation of a Moosewood Collective recipe).
All of the reading I did in the past month was for the Summer Institute in some way. Should I review some of the books I read for the Institute? I did really love Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, which I thought was quite brilliant.
Now reading: Simon Van Booy's The Secret Lives of People in Love (my review will be posted on Thursday). My TBR pile is literally a tower. More in another post about my grand reading ambitions for the next few weeks and months.
Thanks to all the wonderful folks who visited my blog during Blog Fest 2011. I wish I could have given a book to every one of you. I'd love to do another giveaway soon--it was fun. I did go back and delete all the comments from Blog Fest because people had left their email addresses in the comments. Out of respect for the privacy of those who commented, I thought it was best to just delete them all. But it was thrilling for me to have so many new visitors. Thanks to each and every one of you.