Another summer is almost here and you know what that means; the annual Book Study Blog Party is about to begin!
We’re going to change things up a little bit this year. Please read this post closely so you’ll know exactly what to expect from this year’s book study.
Disclosure: Amazon links included below
Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom
Instead of reading and discussing just one book, this summer we will focus on a single topic. There is no “one size fits all” approach to handling challenging behaviors in the classroom, therefore each of the book study hosts will address a particular behavior in their posts and reference a book.
It is my hope that this method will help those of you looking for answers to some of your most burning questions regarding behaviors. If you read a post that really resonates with you and you would like to learn more about that particular strategy then you can get more information from the book referenced in the posts.
Meet Your Book Study Hosts
Our blog party will begin on Monday, June 23, 2014. Be sure to follow all the blogs below so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
- Karen from Prekinders
- Deborah from Teach Preschool
- Kathy from Kathy Griffin’s Teaching Strategies
- Mary Catherine from Fun-a-Day
- Me- Vanessa Levin from Pre-K Pages
What Book Will You Be Using?
Below are just some of the books that will be referenced throughout the book study. Each host will be choosing his or her own books on which to base their posts. I will add to this list as the book study commences.
- Teaching with Love and Logic by Jim Fay and David Funk
- Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong
- Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide by Denno, Carr, and Bell
- Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing, and Responding Effectively by Kaiser and Rasminsky
How Do I Join the Book Study?
Here’s how it works, starting June 23 – August 1 we will be posting three times a week on different topics. To join the discussion, just follow the hosting blogs and leave comments with your thoughts and questions on their posts.
Be sure to tell your friends about the book study too, the more the merrier!
If you have your own blog you are welcome to join the linky.
We’re pleased to be offering a new feature to participants this year, graduate credit! If you are interested in earning graduate credit from Concordia University for your participation in the book study you can learn more and sign-up HERE. You may also find these FAQ helpful.
Graduate credit is not a requirement for joining the book study- it’s just something that some of our participants requested.
Where Can I Find the Previous Summer Book Studies?
2011: Literacy Beginnings by Fountas and Pinnell
2012: Teaching in the Digital Age by Brian Puerling
2013: The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Stay tuned for a summer of learning and fun!
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