Happy Summer Friend!
You made it (or have almost made it)!! It’s finally time to relax and rejuvenate, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy doing things just for yourself. You’ve worked so hard all school year long and I absolutely believe it is important you give yourself a good solid break from work and thinking about school. Do it!
That being said, for many of us summer can also be a great time to think about improving your teaching practices in a STRESS-FREE WAY! During the school year it feels nearly impossible to find extra time and energy needed to dive into a professional development topic. But the summer gives us the gift of time- time to spend taking care of ourselves and time to think about our practices in a more relaxed and enjoyable way. Reading a professional development book doesn’t sound so bad when it can be done on the beach or while swinging in a hammock of a shaded backyard sipping a cool drink, does it?!
I’m excited to partner with Kristin, (A Teeny Tiny Teacher) and lead an online summer book study on the book Teaching Self-Discipline: The Responsive Classroom Guide to Helping Students Dream, Behave, and Achieve in Elementary School! I know you’ll gain so much value by joining us in the study. It’s a book that offers a different approach to classroom management, a topic that is challenging for so many of us.
The book reflects the belief that discipline is a subject that can be taught, just like we teach reading, writing and math. You’ll learn practical strategies for establishing clear expectations and teaching students how to meet those expectations. You’ll also gain tools and techniques for how to respond effectively for when students do misbehave. I find the book to be very informative and useful, but also easy to read! It’s perfect for summer! 🌺
How will the book study work?
Each Tuesday I’ll send out an email and share a new blog post that focuses on one chapter in the book. In the post I’ll summarize the main points, share my thoughts and ideas on the topic, and of course offer you FREEBIES that will support you in that area!
Here’s what you can expect the schedule to look like:
Download a printable of this schedule HERE
What do you have to do?
Not too much! Go ahead and order yourself the book today and sign up below for my weekly emails (if you aren’t already receiving them!) Then all you have to do is read one chapter a week!
I’d love for you to share your thoughts, ideas or questions at the end of the blog posts. I will also be posting in response to the chapter on my Facebook and Instagram page if you’d rather connect there! It would be a great way for this community to get a little conversation going. It’s always interesting to hear what you have to say and we can gain so much from each other!
I hope you’ll find this to be an enjoyable, low-key and easy way to gain new insights and practical tips that will help you become an EVEN MORE amazing teacher in the coming school year! Order yourself the book today, then be on the lookout for a new post and email on Tuesday morning, June 25th. We’ll discuss the first chapter which focuses on how we can make safe and predictable learning environments for our students! I am looking forward to us learning together!