May 22, 2009

Read. Think. Teach. 22 May

The Book Whisperer reviewed by Esme: "...a title that might do for independent readig what Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook did for read aloud."

The Essential Question comes from Doug Johnson.
"Does a school need a library when information can be accessed from the classroom using internet connected laptops?"

David Warlick has an answer in his post, Why Libraries?
"If the library might come to be seen more as a workshop where information isn't so much a product as a raw material (a "Kinko's for Kids" if you will), then it may remain not only viable, but and essential institution."

Seth Godin on the tribes we lead from (Scott liked it. So did Tim.) Good food for thought. He answerd some questions later.

Stirring Up Justice from ASCD Inservice has some more good questions for you and your school.

Doug Noon has been successful with "My Evil Plan," Bwa-Ha-Ha-Ha! C.B. rocked it as well, with Shakespeare no less!

"Some Thoughts on the Lost Art of Reading Aloud" from the NYT.

Outreach from xkcd.

An Open Letter to Oprah from Shirley. Hope it gets to her.