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 overview video of Why Do I Have to Read This? by Cris Tovani. Here is a link to the video on the book page at Stenhouse. You will need to scroll down to see the video.
Ask teachers if they students who ask “Why do I have to read this?” Give time for teachers to talk about their students.
Share a video of Cris talking about her student, Ugo. Play video from 2:51 – 4:06.
Share the commitment to book club. A suggested commitment is five 30 minute meetings. You can make the schedule work with your school.
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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