It’s Summer Reading Time!



It’s officially the first day of summer break and I am so, so excited for the opportunity to unwind and recharge after what seemed like one of the longest school years in the history of school years.

I always bring home a box of books to read over the summer and this year is no exception! This time around there is a wide variety – professional development titles, books that have been sitting behind my desk waiting to go into my classroom library (I always read them first) and just for fun – The Harry Potter series! I’ve been wanting to reread it for a few years and recapture the awesomeness that I had when I read it the first time around.

While I already have a couple more titles on hold at the library and a few upcoming releases pre ordered, this will be the majority of my summer reading. I didn’t include the HP books in the pictures below, because I need to get a new copy of  The Sorcerer’s Stone and we all know what they look like anyway! Here’s a random fun fact that may make you feel old – HP#1 came out in 1997! Wow!

I’m not sure what I’ll read first, but I am going to try my hardest to get to as many as I can before August! Happy reading, everyone!





Hot Topics for Cool Teachers! A WSUNER Conference Presentation


This Saturday I am presenting at the Wright State University Network for Educational Renewal Conference with my colleague and partner in crime, Lisa, on the topic “Hot Topics for Cool Teachers in an Edcamp Setting”. We will be attempting to present the Edcamp Unconference model and break into groups for one session in about 45 minutes! Challenge accepted! I’ll also be recruiting attendees for Edcamp Dayton which will be held locally in October. If you don’t know a lot about Edcamps, check out these links: What is an EdCamp? Introduction to Edcamp and to find an Edcamp near you check out: The Edcamp Wiki which has tons of useful Edcamp information.