We often talk in workshops about how lucky we are to be able to explore a wide variety of literature in our roles. Both books for use in the classroom, and professional resources. Below are some new favourties that have recently made their way on to our shelves!
Practicing Presence - Simple Self-care Strategies for Teachers
As educators, we have dedicated our lives to taking care of others. Or as the author, Lisa Lucas puts it, we’re “tired, wired, and running in circles.” In this book, she gives strategies to help educators deal with this feeling of being overwhelmed. With simple checklists and strategies, this book has been designed to help us find ways to take better care of ourselves, which will ultimately allow us to take better care of our students
The Dalai-Lama Center for Peace and Education is presenting a conference on this topic this year - Heart-Mind 2018: Take Care of Yourself - if this is a topic that interests you!
Literacy Essentials - Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners
“How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?”
Regie Routman’s new book works to answer this question and more!
The book is filled with “practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners.”