Getting Colleagues Excited About a Professional Book Club
Here are three ways to start spreading the word about book club!
Offer an Invitation at a Staff Meeting
At a staff meeting, share the Stenhouse overview video of Shifting the Balance.
Give teachers time to talk in small groups about:
- What is enjoyable about teaching readers?
- What struggles do you notice children facing as readers?
- What questions or wonderings do you have about Science of Reading information?
Give details about the book club for Shifting the Balance by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates. A suggested commitment is 6 one-hour meetings.
Invite teachers to sign-up for book club.
Jen Court shares an idea for attaching a QR code to a bite-sized candy bar. You can read the article below. Also, don’t miss the PDF in the resources of a bite-sized invitation to this book club.
Takeout Book Club
Consider a creative approach to book club like Heather Fisher shares in her article “Takeout Book Club.” In Heather’s school she organizes a book club during lunch and arranges for take out lunches. You won’t have to worry about people wanting to join book club if takeout lunches for teachers is part of the deal!
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