I love Sheryl Sandberg and have learned so much from her. Her recent commencement speech has been shared online this week and it is one I plan to reread several times. Lots to learn from it.
There was also a great piece called Seven Things I'm Learning about Transgender People that is very informative.
If you don't read the NCTE blog, it always has thoughtful posts. Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline in and out of the English Classroom by Nicole Mirra is an important read. A Legacy of Pride for May by Jocelyn Chadwick is also a must-read on the blog.
I think I am going to share this article, 10 Tips for Summer Reading, with parents before summer break.
I am not surprised by this article, "Books Are Back. Only the Technodazzled Thought They Would Go Away".
BEA 2016 Children's Breakfast Speakers Agree: Books Change Lives
And this, Worst End-of-the-School-Year Mom Ever, reminded me that it isn't only teachers who are almost out of energy at this time of year. It is also moms!
Unhelpful Punishment is a must read that addresses the harmful ways schools discipline students from low-income homes.
The PARCC Test Exposed from an anonymous public school teacher.