Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Summer Reading

The NECC posts have been keeping me busy trying to keep up with all that happened out in San Diego. But I'm also reading Mel Levine's The Myth of Laziness which addresses the numerous causes of output failure that impact students. Output failures typically manifest themselves as difficulties with written expression but there are other issues as well. He does an outstanding job helping the reader understand where the breakdown(s) can be and describes how crucial it is to "demystify" the learning struggle with the student. He then addresses how to deal with the neurological breakdowns. You know that student in your class who, "If only he tried a little harder," or "just gives up."
Great summer reading!
I have two more suggestions:
Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age by Rose and Meyer
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson

Which makes me ask, what do others recommend for summer reading in preparation for the next school year?
Feel free to leave recommendations!

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