As a teacher, it is essential to share your reading life with your students. It's important to lead by example, showing students that reading is fun and an important aspect of daily life. It's about creating a reading culture in the classroom that extends beyond the four walls. And, it's crucial that students learn that reading is a social activity too.
I wish I could eat, breathe, and smell books all day long. I seem to know a few friends who enjoy this lifestyle. But how in the world can a busy mom/teacher keep up with the latest and greatest books? And what about keeping track of all the books I read or the books I can't wait to read?
Social networking sites are taking over the Internet and I will admit, I spend the majority of my online time checking Twitter
, and educator blogs. Several times a day, I also visit Goodreads
: the next best thing to chatting with your friends about the latest book that you read and you're dying to share!