Greetings! Today rather than focusing on a specific text, I have a question for you. As we move back into even busier lives once school begins, how do we find the time to keep up with all the professional reading? I LITERALLY have 5 cupboards full of amazing professional books! I admit that I have a bit of a problem…but there is SO MUCH TO LEARN!
My most recent conquest! Check OUT those post it flags!
So…with professional books being released faster than ever…and with professional journal (Ed Leadership, Teaching Children Mathematics, etc) articles being at the cutting edge…and now with Twitter feeds of resources–HOW can we prioritize our own professional reading? We could read 24/7 and still never keep caught up, yet we know we need to do our best to tune into the research and best practices.
I have REALLY started to use Twitter to keep up on current trends. I follow my favorite authors plus a few other key sources like Edutopia, ASCD, and The Teaching Channel.
I am going to try to set a goal of 15-20 minutes of professional reading per day this fall…whether it be checking articles on Twitter or reading from my stash of books. What are your thoughts? What are your professional reading habits and goals?
Not on Twitter yet? Give it a try! I try to retweet interesting articles and infographics when I find them so feel free to follow me to catch some of what I find. Twitter chats are another GREAT way to learn new information. So…let’s hear it! Talk about your professional learning goals for 2014-2015! Share titles, websites, people to follow on Twitter–or anything that could help all of us continue to learn and grow!