Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bedfellows and Pocketbook Companions

Note: The blog has been renamed The Joy of Literacy.

You know you're late to the world of blogging when your blog title is completely obscure and has to be explained. I wanted to start this blog for a number of reasons, so here's a nice tidy list telling you, the public, why:
  1. By profession,  I am a Literacy Specialist at a Charter School in East Oakland, CA.  I feel like I am only at the beginning of my journey to becoming the amazingly successful and wise literacy teacher I want to be. This blog is an avenue for me to challenge myself to seek out best methods, interesting articles, helpful resources in the teaching of reading. I am hoping this blog will push me to be a better practitioner of teaching reading.
  2. I have a little baby at home I've been blogging about for about a year now. I always want to comment about reading ideas or the state of education, but it doesn't really seems to fit into that blog.
  3. Currently I work part-time. This is great because I get some much needed quality time with my little one, but the downside is that I get hardly any collaboration time with my colleagues at work. I thought this blog would be a good place to collaborate and discuss ideas about reading and education with my work peers and teachers from the online community. I'd love my fellow educators to join in dialogue about literacy. What is working in your classrooms? What ideas do you have about literacy? What questions do you have?
  4. I am passionate about community literacy. Before I became a literacy specialist I was a middle school teacher, and before that I worked as a Youth Programs Director for a local non-profit organization. There are so many non-school organizations that are doing wonderful literacy work in our communities everyday. I want to delve into what's happening with literacy locally and focus on how we can all work together to make literacy a priority in our communities.
The ultimate goal for any literacy enthusiast, myself included, is for books to become bedfellows and pocketbook companions for anyone and everyone (or in layman's terms: that we all love to read so much that we drag books to the doctor's office or into bed at night to read just a little bit more).  This blog will focus on family literacy, community literacy and the teaching of reading. I hope you'll come along for the journey. Bear with me as the blog is a bit sparse now; I will try to post often.

Read on!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I look forward to reading future posts!


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