Monday, 29 January 2018

5 things I'm currently excited about

If you read my previous post, you know that I'm looking for inspiration. There are 5 things that I'm currently very excited about.

1. The Librarian is In. This is a podcast from the New York Public Library and it is fabulous. Librarians Frank and Gwen talk books and culture and so much more. I love how their rich conversations make me think. If you haven't listened to this podcast, you really should. Check it out here.

2. #mwlibchat. I am a big fan of Twitter, have my own Twitter chat and participate in many other chats as well. My hands down favourite though is #mwlibchat because the chat always makes me stop and reflect on my practice and how I can push myself forward. They are such a fun group.

3. @russeltarr I've recently discovered Russel Tarr on Twitter and his tweets are inspiring. I always struggle to find Social Studies end tasks that are innovative and encourage high level thinking. I've ordered his book, A History Teaching Toolbox, and can't wait to delve into it.

4. Jeff Zentner. I just recently devoured Zentner's books, Goodbye Days and The Serpent King, and both books made me think and have stayed with me. I can't recommend these books enough and I think when people roll their eyes about YA lit, I should give them one of Zentner's books.

5. Audiobooks. My eldest son and I listen to audiobooks on our commute to and from school each day. Over the course of the year, we have journeyed through quite a few and have just finished the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld which was fabulous. I love sharing a book with my son and being able to chat about the story we've found ourselves in.


  1. Love your post, Jeff Zentner books and the power of audiobooks!!!

    1. Thanks BJ!I really think we tend to underestimate the power of a good audiobook