Week of July 3rd: Ch 1&2 Bonus
I'm celebrating and reflecting after reading the Foreword by Franki Sibberson, Acknowledgements (Leigh Anne Eck), Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and the Bonus of the professional text, DIY Literacy by Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. I've learned so many things just from the beginning section of the book. The biggest take-away I'm thinking over repeatedly is that I feel empowered. I connected with the idea of keeping the Good Witch's mantra in my head. I realize that every teacher has the power to mine their own strategies-we just have to believe in it. We are the magic that makes the difference for each and every student we touch.
You've always had the power, my dear. You had to learn it for yourself.
I look forward to trying the suggestions authors Kate and Maggie have shared. I appreciate how they have explained the step by step processes for how to use all four of the tools shared within the text:
- the charts (repertoire and process)
- the demo notebooks
- the micro-progression of skills
- and the bookmarks
As I reflect on my learning, one of the other things I am trying is to Sketchnote each of the chapters in my own notebook. I felt very excited to share my first attempt via twitter and the google+ cyberpd community.
While reading about the Bookmark Tool, I connected with this quote: "...research shows the physical act of writing activates the part of our brains that brings desired information to the forefront, triggering us to focus and set intention." (pg. 19). I think the sketchnoting is helping me to better remember what I'm learning and connecting with as I read. Consequently, I'm as excited as ever to also share the concept with other teachers too. I'd also like to have students give it a go!#cyberpd 1st try @ sketch-noting-still needs color 🎨 Chapter 1 DIY Literacy by @MaggieBRoberts & @teachkate pic.twitter.com/cUILUUZp22— Amy Rudd (@AmyJoRudd) July 4, 2016
|Samples from the other chapters|