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What Did You Read Over Summer Vacation?

By LeaderTalk Contributor — August 18, 2009 1 min read

This always seems to be one of those “beginning of the year ice-breaker” questions used in many faculty & staff meetings. In fact, a version of it was asked today in a back-to-school meeting that I attended with a group of teacher leaders.

So I am curious -- what DID YOU read over this past summer vacation?

Your answers can include work/education related books as well as other books. Post your responses in the comments -- I am really looking forward to seeing many responses and possibly learning about some great new books to read!

Here are my responses:

I have a great deal to say about this book but will save it for an upcoming blog post. It was fascinating to read and I do recommend it for anyone concerned with the state/progress of school reform in our country. It’s a great follow-up text to Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

and it makes for some powerful text-based discussions around the factors that aid or impede school improvement and reform -- whether you agree with the authors viewpoints or not.

I have not yet finished this book, but I am enjoying it. It’s a bit lighter than some of the other books that I have read recently, but it touches on a serious subject. I am sure I am behind the curve on reading this one -- it seems as if many people I know have already read it. Oh well, better late than never!

And of course, I’ve also been doing lots of reading with my kids! Some of the new books we read this summer include: What’s Happening at the Zoo, There’s a Mouse About the House, The Dinosaur, and That’s Not My Monkey :-)

Now it’s your turn... what did you read this summer?

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Stephanie Sandifer
Blogs: Change Agency and Young Readers
Author of “Wikified Schools”

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