Just a School Librarian

Thoughts of a Middle School Librarian

My Research

Well hello!

If you made it this far, you are either lost or have way too much time on your hands.

This is, for lack of better words, my Research Page.

Right now I’m researching how middle school classroom teachers motivate their students to read. I wonder what strategies they use (or don’t use). I wonder what works and doesn’t work.

I’m also researching how to teach and support my classroom teachers who may want to use more effective reading motivation strategies.

In July 2010 I will have the privilege and honor to visit India on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. During this 5-week seminar, I will have opportunities to meet educators in India. We will share what we know about curriculum development, and the challenges we face within our educational systems.  I hope to return with 1.) new insights and ideas about supporting my classroom teachers, and 2.)new ways to weave a global perspective into my teaching practice.

My Ever-Growing Reading List      

This list will give me gray hairs. Oh well.

The book whisperer, by Donnalyn Miller

Read all about it!, by Jim Trelease

How, by Dov Seidman

How to get your child to love reading, by Esme Raji Codell

Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do about It, by

Gallagher and Allington

Engaging Adolescent Learners: A Guide for Content-Area Teachers, by Lent and Cambourne

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink

If you have suggestions for other relevant books and/or articles, just leave a comment.

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3 Responses to “My Research”

  1. Molly said

    Thanks so much for all these suggestions!!
    You are most welcome. Good luck with your studies.

  2. […] My Research […]

  3. Joan Hoffman said

    Good Luck !

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