Who would have known what this year would bring, how the world would look so different from the promises we arose with in our minds on January 1st. We have made it another trip around the sun and tomorrow we start a new year, a new book so so to speak. Who knows what will grace this blog in 2017.
This was a year of change for my family. Theadora, our oldest, changed school districts, the twins, Ida and Oskar, started 4-K, and my husband left the construction business after 19 years to become a stay-at-home dad and also go back to school to pursue his dream of being a teacher. It seems in a family life of change, I was the only constant. A new book was published, another one almost written and so many opportunities to grow as a teacher. There were 154 posts published on this post, many of them involving literacy, many of them involving books, so which are the ones that stood out to me?
cross posted at http://pernillesripp.com/
Mass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a middle school teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 1,00,000 students. Her book Passionate Learners - How to Engage and Empower Your Students is helping teachers change the way students feel about school. Her other book Empowered Schools, Empowered Students is meant to give others the courage to change. Follow her on Twitter @pernilleripp.