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There's a lot of bookish goodness out there in the vast Pinterest wasteland of oddly flavored cupcakes and questionable beauty secrets, but it's not always
Here's an interesting way to expand your Personal Learning Network.
When there is so much to read about reading, why not take advantage of sites where others interested in various aspects of reading are already previewing, filtering, and recommending reading about reading materials?
I often wondered whether I was alone when I was still in the classroom and found it so difficult to keep up with what I perceived as a professional obligation to be reading about reading. 24/7 just never seemed enough time for Passion-based lesson planning, assessing student progress AUTHENTICALLY, constantly playing tug-of-war between wanting to do more for my own kids and wanting to do more for my students, and dealing with the perpetual exhaustion that is the biproduct of caring.
I more often than not found myself lucky if I could get to one or two Language Arts conferences a year to at least get a megadose of new ideas. And, getting to a second one was extremely rare.
And, I can't help but wonder if the passionate educators' "too-little-time-to-do-everything- that- is-too-important-to not-do" dilemma holds the seeds of a potential creeping stagnation over the course of a teaching career.
These 15 Fabulous Booking Pinterest Boards are essentially pre-filtered sources for Quick Reads about Reading. Explore.
There are many similar sources on www.Scoop.it where I keep my collection of scooped articles and commentaries about reading. Using the Scoop.it Search box quickly locates others who are prefiltering interesting internet sites about reading and literature, like my Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading topic.
A quick tip about using the Scoop.it search function is that after you enter a search term, you will be shown a short list of relevant scoop.it collections. Those with stars to the right of the topics found have been updated recently.
If you can find just enough time to explore the 15 Faboulous Bookish Pinterest Boards and spend a bit of time exploring Scoop.it collections, you'll surely find a few worthy of bookmarking.
Find a few that are really "bang-for-the-buck-treasures" and check them out over your granola and first cup of coffee.
Then just consider them vitamin pills and see if you can stop by one or two of your favorites on a regular basis for a quick boost.
~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~
"Google Lit Trips" is the fictional business name for GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit