Ever since I read Kylene Beers’ book When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do, I’ve had the idea in the back of my mind that it would be intriguing for teachers of my staff to read this book together and talk about it… like a book study idea. One problem: we don’t do that kind of thing at my school.
But we should!
Everywhere I turn, it seems I’m reading about the power of learning together with colleagues. So earlier this month I threw the idea of a “book club” out to my colleagues. Not sure what it will look like, but we are reading the first three chapters for January 8th! Some of the teachers that have expressed interest have not read the book before; and thankfully, some who are familiar with the book also see value in revisiting it together in community. This seems like the right place to reflect on trying something new in high school!
Thanks to Linda M. for helping to recruit enough copies of the book.
Check out the post I was compelled to write when I first encountered this book: