Just a note from me to you:
– Thank you for taking the time to read these random posts of thought.
– Thank you for replying (those who do). I appreciate the comments, and for the most part, have tried to reply back. I makes my writing more real, that’s for certain.
– Thank you for support the teachers around you. Whether a parent, teacher, or that person who keeps a pulse on education, your involvement in keeping our students learning in a safe, healthy, and challenging environment is what we need.
– Thank you for caring about those around you. Giving your time, your money, or both to help causes that will change lives.
– Thank you for those I’ve connected with via this blog or Twitter. It’s hard to imagine myself as a teacher before these forms of social media.
– Thank you for reading. My wife and I are both readers, and because of that example, our daughters are as well. If you are reading, you are setting that positive example for both boys and girls that reading is something we can do at all stages of our lives!
I hope you’ve enjoy your Christmas with family and friends. It’s almost time to get back into it. In the next few days, I’ll be writing about my New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve got some ideas, but they need a bit of tweeting, as does most of my writing!
Have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve!
December 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm
Same here! Enjoy spreading the gratitude and love of reading in 2013!
December 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Absolutely! If we can keep those things in mind, we really can’t go wrong! 🙂
January 4, 2013 at 10:37 am
I always have a book, magazine, article to read and if I foresee that my reading material is coming to an end, I will go out and buy more. Yes, let us continue to instil that love for reading in children. My blog http://randycoates.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/are-children-still-interested-in-reading/ gives my opinion that kids are reading as much as ever.
January 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm
I love that last sentence in your post:
“My argument is that as long as they are reading and as long as they have access to reading material, then let them read however they want.”
That is so true! I had a third grader today ask if she could use her Kindle Fire to read. We said “perhaps” as we don’t have a policy in place, but once that happens, then why not?? It’s not what they are using to read, it’s the fact they are reading that matters most!
Thanks for your reply and sharing your blog! 🙂