Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This week's Teaching is Not a Four Letter Word giveaway winners are...

It's humbling that I received more entries to win a copy of my book than any of the mainstream books and resources that I've shared since January.  Here are the three winners:
  • Gareth Davies, editor of the new South African quarterly The Business of Teaching, who will share his copy with an urban South African teacher to review for his magazine!
  • Katherine, a student teacher who will share it with six other student teachers in her cohort
  • Pat Hensley, who blogs at Successful Teaching and told me she will share the book with "entire PLN through blogging, plurk, and twitter; my graduate students (some who are already teachers and some preservice teachers)" and my favorite, "my husband who just doesn’t understand why I love teaching."
I have to admit I'm not very good at such contests, mostly because I feel bad when someone doesn't win!  Many of those who sent in a particularly compelling entry (that didn't win) received a digital copy of Teaching is Not a Four Letter Word as a consultation prize.  I'm no prize-ologist, but that sounds like a pretty good reason to enter any and all contests I run on this site!

I've got at least a couple more weeks worth of cool stuff to give away, so check back in over the next few weeks!