Monday, July 2, 2012

Blog Award & Summer PD

I'm not sure if I will get a post published in time for the 4th, so I thought I'd go ahead and wish everyone a happy...
Clip art from Make Your Own

I'm not sure what you guys have planned, but I'll be spending time with family & friends and going to a baseball game with a fireworks finale! We were beginning to wonder if any one would be allowed to do fireworks this year since it's been so dry; many surrounding counties have banned fireworks this year due to the extreme conditions. Anyhooo... I digress.

I want to send a quick shout out to my bloggy friends at Beg, Borrow & Teach! and No Monkey Business because they have awarded me...

Thanks, guys!! There are some rules I need to follow, but I will have to do them later because my lunch hour draweth to a close. I promise I will make good on awarding other noble bloggers with this highly-esteemed accolade!

I also wanted to throw some ideas for summer PD out there into the blogosphere! While some of us will be attending a conference here and there throughout the summer, many want to keep their breaks sacred, yet still keep up with the latest and greatest in the educational field. Not to mention, those conferences can break the budget with registration and travel costs. Here are a few FREE options to consider:

TeacherCast is a wonderful resource if you are constantly on the go. You can download free podcasts to your mobile device or computer and listen to "workshops" on a variety of topics. My principal calls it "Bathroom PD" because she listens to various podcasts while she gets ready in the morning. Totally tubular, right?!

We Read, We Blog, We Teach

This blog is really making waves right now as they just launched a book study on the Daily 5 and CAFE books by "The Sisters". If you teach using the D5 and CAFE structures, or if you're even remotely interested in this instructional structure, this is worth your time! Dude! Click the badge above to drop in on the convo!

Allright -- back to work, I go! Catch you on the flip side!


  1. Just wanted to let you know I love reading your blog and glad to see a guys perspective on teaching. I awarded you the one lovely blog award.

    1. Alana - Thank you so much! I have to admit - I didn't think I'd keep up with this blog as much as I have, and I'm glad I did! And thank you for the One Lovely Blog Award!