Today I read this: "...a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is."(Neil Gaiman) And then I read this: "Everyone deserves access to many books, as many as they wish, but also to the well-worn cover that, years later, still makes their hearts thump." (Pam Allyn) And I wanted to tell you tonight. The paperwork and the glow of the screen will wait. Now is the time to read. Goodnight.
A former classroom teacher, I am currently teaching Reading Intervention part-time for a public school district and am continuing my work as a part-time literacy consultant, working with teachers to refine their Reading and Writing Workshops. I also volunteer with children and their families in our community for storytelling, book-making, and writing workshops.
At home, I am raising two readers and writers, now ages 5 and 9. We are an enthusiastic public-schooling family.
This blog is about finding common ground and joy with educational philosophy and parenting.