Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Reading

While I love to read, during the school year I find myself reading only bits and pieces of various titles in order to use them in staff development, while working with teachers, or as required reading for SLT meetings, etc. I always keep a running list of books that I want to read on my Amazon wishlist, and I like to use the summer months, and other special breaks, to knock a few off of my list.

This summer I decided that I would set a goal to read at least one book for fun, one professional title, one book on parenting, and one on marriage.  I know four books doesn't sound like a lot, but with 3 kiddos and a packed summer schedule, I wanted something attainable.

Here are the books on my list:

Personal:  It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

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Professional:  Unshakeable by Angela Watson- I am actually joining an online book study beginning July 6th to read and discuss this book with other educators.  You can find out more information on Angela's site: 

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I love all of Regie Routman's books and this book is no exception.  We used this book in our SC Read 2  Succeed Coaches' Training this year, but I really want to reread it and dig in a little deeper.

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Parenting:  The 5 Love Languages of Children- Gary Chapman, PhD

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Marriage:  The Antelope in the Living Room- Melanie Shankle

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So, there you have it.  I will keep you updated on my progress as the summer continues.  Let me know of any books that are reading, or have read, that I need to add to my list.

In the words of one of my educational heroes, Debbie Miller, "Happy Reading!"

Thursday, June 25, 2015



I can't believe that I have had this blog for almost a year and I am just now getting around to writing my first post!  It was my intention to get this up and going last year, but with a new job at a new school, and the fact that I was pregnant with Baby #3, it just didn't happen!  However, now that life is beginning to settle into somewhat of a routine, I am ready. 

I want this blog to be a place where I can share with you all of the things I am learning... from books, blog posts, conferences I attend, other teachers/coaches/administrators, and my own personal experiences. 

I saw this quote on Instagram yesterday and thought it was perfect for my purpose behind this blog:

So, without further ado, let's get started!