I was absent from the country, and my laptop, for a while, and came back to an RSS feed full of new posts. A delight, but also a lot to get through, especially when the internet is too slow for quick loading and browsing. But, finally, with much delay, here is a round-up of my favourite blog posts from the last few weeks.
- Two posts from ASCD on literacy: one on thinking about the literacy demands of your discipline, and another on using thinking routines before jumping into reading and writing.
- Different discussions on what makes expert teachers, including from Improving Teaching, David Didau, and another on ten teaching techniques to practice from TeacherHead.
- Opinions on the best way to teach from Greg Ashman and Teaching It Real.
- Two posts on self-care: one on filling your bucket, and another on whether to take Sundays off (I never do).
- Two on long-term planning: one on curriculum (and who makes it), and another on how teacher knowledge can be used in planning.
- Mindshift on the value of breaks during a teaching day.
- A valuable post on activities teachers can use to sponge up the extra time at the end of the year.
- And, finally, two more gems from the consistently-awesome David Didau: critical thinking, and a summary of his arguments about education (I hope to be at the point someday where I can delineate my thoughts clearly like this).