Sunday, June 14, 2009

Poll: "I Want to Teach Forever" Summer Book Club

I've been cooking up several projects for the summer, one of which is starting a book club to read and discuss several teaching and education themed books. Here's what I'm thinking:
  • We'll cover 2-3 books in July and August, with the possibility of continuing into the school year if people were interested.
  • Our discussion can take many forms: guest posts, a virtual meetup, a collaborative blog such as Tumblr, or we can adopt ideas from the Professional Learning Communities model
  • This is intended to be a no pressure, interesting, fun thing to do this summer. I wonder myself if doing a book club that's unrelated to teaching and education would be better (and I'm open to that possibility as well).
  • One book I'm interested in for our first book is Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh by Gerald Grant. What do you think?
There's a poll at the top of I Want to Teach Forever (you'll have to click through if you're reading an RSS feed to vote) that will be up through next Sunday. Please vote! If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please email me or leave a comment below. Thank you!!