This is one of the first questions I learnt from reading most of the books Jim Burke published. Even my ELL students learn this very early on in my courses.
Why have I decided to write a blog about books that I order and push carefully onto my shelf until I can get around to reading them?
Well, it’s all about my professional growth plan for this year. I now have the chance to read through my unread list of books.
This is where I will comment on the books and lift ideas, strategies etc. that I can use in my class.
Who knows where this will take me.
One thing I know for sure, students will be at the center.
To paraphrase J.B. yet again (you’re going to hear a lot about him):
How will these books/blog posts/teaching videos/articles and conversations help me teach well tomorrow?