Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I am so excited to have found this book just in time for my district's second summer book study! Shift This! by Joy Kirr is a provoking read for anyone who is looking to make subtle and manageable tweaks in their teaching practices that will produce noticeable differences on daily life in the classroom.
What I am most hopeful for is that it will begin a district-wide dialog among teachers and their campus site leaders. Our district has undergone some significant changes the last couple of years and the last thing anyone needs is someone else dictating what to do and how to get it done. But we all need to continue to grow. The topics between the covers of this book come at just the right time for us.
Ms. Kirr has prepared Twitter Chats for the summer which can be found on her website, which I'm looking forward to participating in as much as my summer schedule allows.
For teachers within my district I also prepared a Google Classroom environment where teachers are asked to connect and reflect in a variety of ways. Here's a link to a make-your-own-copy Google Doc that details what I'm asking participants in my district to do in order to obtain documented professional development hours to be used for re-certification purposes. If any of the links do not work as anticipated, please let me know and I'll do my best to fix them as soon as I can.
Offering my BEST to you!