AWESOMEness! I love the "Bob" idea! Since I will be teaching grade 2/3 next year and many are EAL, I think talking to "Bob" will be much easier/faster than writing for my kids. Of course, I can give them an option b/c I am sure some might prefer writing. What a fab idea!
On the book Drive by Daniel Pink...plan to read it this summer. My principal gave a short min-talk on some of the key ideas and they are brilliant. I have tried one or two, but I think I may integrate more next year--such as 30 minutes of "choice" time to work on whatever they want and however they want to do it.
The other book, Teaching Children to Care, sounds awesome too. I will add it to my reading list for the summer. The list keeps growing and I hope I can keep up with them all. Thanks goodness I have a nook and a week long cruise planned. :)
You all are great! Thanks for sharing! It's places like this where I encouraged!
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