Friday, January 16, 2015
CELEBRATE: It's All About That Joy, 'Bout That Joy- 1/17
Ruth Ayers invites us to participate in a Celebrate Link-Up on Saturdays. Click here to see what others are celebrating or join in yourself!
This week I CELEBRATE professional books!
As I mentioned in last week's celebrate post, I love to take handwritten notes and look back at them for inspiration. In particular, I love to look at notes I've taken from conferences, workshops, professional reading, and pretty much all things literacy. I also should mention that I love to buy professional books. My collection started with a few favorites like Debbie Miller's Reading With Meaning and Georgia Heard's A Place For Wonder. I love to read these two books in particular over and over every year before school begins. I look back at my notes and reflect on how I've grown. I think about what new goals I have.
I enjoy trying new strategies, reflecting, and thinking about literacy topics. (Now that I'm actually reading this out loud to myself, I realize this all sounds a bit crazy!) However, I found myself online again this week with my cart full of resources. This time only four titles.
I knew what I had to do so I started the process of eliminating one. But, I just couldn't do it. I started doing exactly what I always do when I need to make a decision. (I referenced this in my OLW post.) I over-think. I over-analyze. I waste time.
But this time it was different. I knew better. So, I quickly put my OLW to work and thought "What do I want?"
I wanted them all. So I bought them. Now I have four books on the way and can't wait!
What professional books are your favorite? I could start a new cart :)