Happy New Year! I have decided that I’m going to do my best to make 2011 my best year yet, personally and professionally. I don’t typically make New Year’s Resolutions, but in the spirit of this New Year, I have decided to make some literacy resolutions. I will share these resolutions with you over the course of the next month.
Resolution #5 Read Professional Literature Regularly
In order to remain on top of our profession, educators must continually read professional literature, and particularly professional research. When I was in the classroom, I did read professional literature regularly. I actually continue to read professional literature. Unfortunately, more often than not, I don’t read it in a timely manner. So, my literacy resolution for this year is to read professional literature in a timely manner. I have regular subscriptions to The Reading Teacher and Educational Leadership. I would like to create a more regular schedule of reading these fantastic journals.
Additionally, I would like to find more time to add professional books to my TBR pile. Occasionally, I have been able to read a professional book here and there. I have wanted to read Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher for several years now, so that is at the top of my Professional Reading TBR pile.
Most recently, I read The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller. Fantastic!! If you have not read it yet, run; don’t walk to your nearest book store!
What professional literature goals do you have this year? What professional literature do you consider “must reads”?
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