TONS of upcoming fun at The Teacher Studio!

Just thought I'd fill you all in on some of the exciting plans I have coming up on the blog!  This time of year I am starting to look forward to next "new beginnings"!  I thought I'd clue YOU in on some of the upcoming fun on my blog!

1.  I am SO excited about a linky party I am starting that is going to be FULL of great teaching ideas!  I am hoping it is going to grow and grow as more blogger learn about it.  The premise is simple--we can all learn SO much from each other!  I am asking bloggers to pay attention when they teach a lesson that went particularly well..where students were particularly engaged...where amazing things happened!  You know those lessons?  The ones where you think, "Man!  I wish someone could have SEEN what just happened in here!"  Here is your chance!  On the SECOND SUNDAY of each month, I am going to provide a way for these lessons to be found in one place--HERE!  So whether you want to link up your own blog post or just stop by to see all the fantastic teaching ideas, be ready each "Second Sunday" for....


Watch for this logo on May 11 and be ready to enjoy!

2.  What ELSE is happening?  SUMMER BOOK STUDIES, that's what!  I am super excited to be a part of several different book studies this summer.  Because of this, I have dedicated my summer Tuesdays to book studies!  I'm referring to it as "Professional Text Tuesdays" and I can't wait!  
Here are the details.

*I am part of a collaborative book study on "Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading".  I will be posting twice about this book and other bloggers will be taking the other chapters.  I have had it on my bedside table for months and am SUPER excited about this one!

* I am also super excited to announce a DOUBLE book study with some of my math buddies! I had so much fun hosting "What's Your Math Problem" last summer,  that I decided to have DOUBLE the FUN this summer!!  Yep! You read that right!!! A DOUBLE book study!! Interested in learning more about discourse in math class?  You'll want to check this out!
Jennfier Findley from Teaching to Inspire in 5th and I will be leading the discussions through the K-6 version of Good Questions for Math Teaching, 

and Jennifer Smith-Sloane from  4mulafun and Jamie from MissMathDork will be leading the discussions through the 5-8 version of Good Questions for Math Teaching!

Hope you can join us for the book that best matches your grade level!

*FINALLY...In August I am going to do a concentrated book study (4 straight weeks) on a book that has REALLY impacted me...enough that I want to read it again! The book?  Laney Sammons (author of "Guided Math") has her latest book "Building Mathematical Comprehension" which ties the literacy strategies we all know and love to math class.  After all, thinking deeply is thinking deeply--right?  Grab a copy of this one and be ready for August when it will be just in time for you to implement for your new group of students!

So THERE!  Is that enough food for thought for a while?  By the way...don't forget to stop by for the second half of my product swap linky and giveaway!

I'd love to hear your thoughts about my plans...share in the comments!  What do you think about the linky?  Which of the book studies might you want to join?  Remember--Tuesdays will be the day for professional learning all summer long!  


  1. Awesome! I would love to be a part of any of the book studies mentioned above, but I don't have a blog. I will definitely pick up a copy of the books and follow along on your blog. I can't wait to read the books and your blog posts!

  2. Love it! Thanks for hosting. I'll be sure to join the linky when I see it, and I'm looking forward to the summer math study, too!

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  3. I am so excited - I have Notice and Note sitting on my nightstand right now. I will have to check out those math books too : )
    Looking forward to all you have planned!!

  4. Wow, this will be wonderful! I'm really looking forward to reading Notice and Note this summer and I can't wait to see more about your linky :)

  5. I am looking forward learning from master teachers!! I love your math ideas.