Hello October – What I Have Been Doing

Hmm…October has been a lot busier than I expected, I have been involved in a lot of great things and thought I would share it all here. Peruse at your pleasure. (And no this is not a typical month for me at all!)

I started out the month in San Francisco at the incredible ISF conference. Seriously if you want to experience an amazing hands-on, workshop based conference, you need to check one of these out. I hear the Portland one is amazing! Here I got to discuss global collaboration as well as how to empower your school. I cannot wait to go back next year hopefully.

I go to speak about the Global Read Aloud and what it means for community and collaboration at this webinar by #OCLMooc. The link will open the Blackboard archive.

Then I was lucky enough to be a featured as a Bullying Prevention Difference Maker by CPI due to these posts where I share my own experience being bullied.

I had an older article on Mystery Skype re-published by ISTE at their new EdTekHub.

My second Book, Empowered School, Empowered Students was reviewed by Starr Sackstein, which was really kind of her.

I also got to do a really fun podcast with Jason Bodnar from Principally Speaking where we discuss what it means to empower staff and students, the Global Read Aloud, Mystery Skype and creating passionate learning environments.

Augustine slept through the night (hallelujah!) so I started my third book, hopefully to come out in the spring!

Finally, this weekend I get to go to the School Library Journal Leadership Summit to present on the Global Read Aloud. I am terribly excited and nervous to be a part of this incredible event.

cross-posted at pernillesripp.com.

Pernille Ripp is the the author of Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classroom Back to Our Students, creator of Global Read Aloud Project, and co-founder of EdCamp MadWI. She teaches fifth grade in Verona, Wisconsin, and blogs at http://pernillesripp.com.