The following are the rules of this award:
- Copy and display the picture of the award given to you;
- Link back to the blog that nominated you;
- Nominate 10 different blogs yourself;
- Inform the people you nominated, so they can in turn, continue the chain and spread the word about other great blogs out there.
2. Another twitter friend, Julie Petersen, is a newby blogger, but she is blowing me out of the water with her blog, TWRCtank.com. Julie is a wealth of information for reading teachers. She has so much great stuff on her blog that I cannot even keep up with it all!
3. I read the blogs of many published authors and I love them all. Sue Stauffacher isn't on twitter, though I told her she should give it a try! But her books are fantastic and her author visits are awesome. You can read about her visit to our school here. And you can learn more about Sue and her work at her blog, Imaginerience.
4, 5, and 6. Keith Schoch has three blogs that all teachers should read: Teaching That Sticks, Teaching with Picture Books, and How to Teach a Novel. All three of them offer tremendously usable teaching ideas and strategies.
7. Kelly Hines is another twitter friend who is an amazing educator. I see that her blog, Keeping Kids First, has already been tagged, but it deserves another mention. I have an affinity for Kelly because of the way she is able to make connections back to her classroom with almost every thing she does, reads, and sees. In the midst of changing lives for her students, she's doing an incredible job of raising twin boys!
8. The Reading Workshop is a model of how to use a blog in the classroom. Jim McGuire shares book talk videos of his students. He poses thought provoking questions about class readings to which his students respond. He links to his students' blogs as well.
9 & 10. Another great example of using a blog in the classroom is William Chamberlain's blog. William is another fantastic educator who I met through twitter. It was he who encouraged me to start blogging and he gave me lots of assistance and advice in the first few months. I always enjoy catching up on what is happening in his class and school through his blog. Blog #10 is William's reflective blog, At the Teacher's Desk.
There you have it; 10 blogs I think would be well worth your time to peruse!