Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Reading List

With the blogging world a buzz with back to school, I have found so many awesome links and articles I want to share with you!

First, I found this awesome blog of Genius Hour ideas, called 20% Genius. It was very timely after taking Julie C. & Teresa A's Creativity in the Classroom Academy 39 class. They are currently doing a "20 Day Challenge" with tips for getting started with Genius Hour in the classroom. If you hope to do a Genius Hour this year in your classroom, I think its a must read!



Our school, like many others, is reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, and are going to focus in on Growth Mindset this year. Meghan Zigmond did a blog post #pb10for10 with picture books to go along with it! Love it Meghan!!


I've also been reading up on various MakerSpace ideas, and found this guide that doesn't even need a true "MakerSpace" to be a Maker! Just need an iPad :-)


I'm teaching an Academy 39 Class next week called "Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition", so I've also been reading (& Pinteresting) a lot about creating brain friendly learning spaces. Erin Klein has been a big inspiration! 


I'm excited I joined in on tonight's Twitter chat with Scholastic and Erin Klein, discussing learning environments. It was an AWESOME discussion! Check out the #topteaching hashtag to find more amazing resources on classroom redesign!


Have you found (or even written!) any great posts or articles I should share too? Comment below!

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  1. Thanks Lauren! Great resources! I really need to check out that hashtag! :) I love your term brain friendly classroom too! I've added standing tables in our 1st grade room and LOVE them!

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    1. That sounds awesome Meghan! I'm sure your kiddos who need movement love them too!

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  2. Lauren,

    Thanks for the special shout out! Just browsed your blog a little bit, and I'm OBSESSED! Just followed you, and can't wait to learn more!

    Also...you're kind of my doppelgänger/teacher twin. My name is Lauren, I'm a teacher in a Chicago suburb...and I love yoga and running...and technology! Haha!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! So glad I found your blog through Instagram - We have many teachers trying out Genius Hour, and I love the reflecting and sharing you're doing!

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