I've been lucky when at raffles lately. The last conference I went to I won two books!
Ashfall and Rigorous Reading
Ashfall is a young adult fiction novel centered around our world after a super-volcano erupts. I am really glad I got a chance to read it, as I think my students will really enjoy this addition to our classroom library.
Rigorous Reading is part of my ongoing Professional Development. My supervisor and I are reading the chapters together and we have monthly meeting to go over what we've read. It's a great way to be sure that we are using the same vocabulary and background when designing our plans.
Yesterday I had a chance to attend a conference on understanding and creating Essential Questions to help students learn and understand more effectively. My luck kept up and I brought home a baggie of goodies. In addition to a cell phone charger and a USB, I received a whole bag of books which have now been added to my, "to read" list.
Grading Smarter Not Harder, Essential Questions, How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking,
and Learning From Coaching,
I look forward to getting a chance to read these, and share the ones I find the most useful!
Has anyone read any of these? Any recommendations on which ones to read?