Posts Tagged ‘ professional development ’

New Jersey Writing Project of Texas (Abydos)

For the past 7 days, I have been participating in the Writing Institute for Abydos, what used to be The New Jersey Writing Project of Texas. I am loving it! While it may seem taxing to spend two weeks out of my summer taking a class and reading for homework, I am learning so much that it is absolutely worth it. I think that I will teach the curriculum very differently next year after having taken this training. Plus, I get to do lots of writing and it almost becomes a sort of free therapy. If you ever have the opportunity to get this training, do it. 🙂


Summer Reading

I have two sets of books for my summer reading this year: “Teacher Books”, which consists of lots and lots of reading to educate myself and become a better teacher, and “Fun Books”, which strangely enough consist of quite a few Young Adult books and some plain ol’ grown up books.

So far, the “Teacher Books” list includes the following books.

Now hopefully with all of this reading, it will spark some ideas and brainstorming. I figured I just had to have something cute to write down all of those new ideas in. So, I used an composition book to make a cute notebook. Check out the last few pictures.