PD through Writing

Some of my blog posts and published writing about books, literacy, and teaching... 

My Blogs
Heise Reads & Recommends - book blog and posts from in the classroom
Heise Teaches & Writes - teaching thoughts and model writing for my students
Lit Perks - literacy consultant blog from Custom Education Solutions

Popular Blog Posts
180 Picture Book Read Alouds - the origin story of #classroombookaday
A Text Set to See Themselves In: Providing the Mirror or Window to Get to the Sliding Door - the impact of diverse books on me and my teaching perspectives
When Tragedy Happens, I Turn to Books - a post from Lit Perks that I needed to write
I Used to Hate Reading, But...(and here comes the important part) - keys to engagement
Because I Read What My Students Read - teachers knowing books builds rapport
Reading IS Part of My Job - to teach reading, teachers need to be readers

Guest Blog Posts
Nerdy Book Club contributions:
Kirby's Lane:  Teacher Tuesday Profile/Interview
Stacked:  So You Want to Read YA? Guest Post
Katie's Book Blog:  Bloggers Best of 2013

Published Works
Voices from the Classroom contribution for Digital Reading by Franki Sibberson & William L. Bass II

Choice Literacy contributions (subscription required to read complete texts)
  • Book Blurbs in the Middle School Classroom
  • Closing Out the Year with "Where I'm From"
  • Student-Created Text Sets
  • Getting Mentor Texts in Students' Hands
  • Blackout Poems and Paint-Chip Haiku: Two Fun Ways Into Poetry with Adolescents