PROFESSIONAL BOOK TALKS 2018-2019
Hosted by Mary Bellavance, Patsy Gendron & Judy Huot

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOOKS, K-6
By Annie Brock & H. Hundley (2016) 224 pp
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 – 3:15-4:45 @BPS LIBRARY
It’s All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and book rooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community.

180 DAYS: TWO TEACHERS AND THE QUEST TO ENGAGE & EMPOWER ADOLESCENTS, GRADES 6-12
By Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle (2018) 256 pp
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018 – 3:15-4:45 @BMS LIBRARY
180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers—Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle—over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their own and each other’s classrooms in California and New Hampshire. Inspired by a  teacher’s question, “How do you fit it all in?” they identified and prioritized the daily, essential, belief-based practices that are worth spending time on. They asked, “Who will these students be as readers and writers after a year under our care?”

THE QUICKWRITE HANDBOOK: 100 MENTOR TEXTS TO JUMPSTART YOUR STUDENTS’ THINKING AND WRITING, GRADES 5-12
By Linda Rief (2018) 136 pp
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019 – 3:15-4:45 @BMS LIBRARY
Quickwrites—writing to find writing—are a powerful teaching tool that helps students find ideas, discover their voices, and build their confidence as they discover they have important things to say. Quickwrites are more than a set of formulaic prompts. They are opportunities for students to use another writer’s words to stimulate their thinking and—through writing themselves—to discover a voice they didn’t know they had.

ENGAGING CHILDREN: IGNITING A DRIVE FOR DEEPER LEARNING, K-8
By Ellin Oliver Keene, (2018) 224pp
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 – 3:15-4:45 @BPS LIBRARY
Ellin Oliver Keene, a strong leader in education, asks the question: What can we do to help students develop internal motivation or, better yet, engagement? Engaged children will most likely remember what they were taught and transfer it to their learning. They become citizens who have the desire to become lifelong learners in order to change the world. Keenes has four pillars in her framework to get your children engaged.
● Intellectual urgency
● Emotional resonance
● Perspective bending
● The aesthetic world
Let’s get our children involved, excited, and become lifelong learners!

A MINDSET FOR LEARNING: TEACHING THE TRAITS OF JOYFUL, INDEPENDENT GROWTH, K-6
By Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz (2015) 192pp
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 – 3:15-4:45 @BIS LIBRARY
Do your students shut down as soon as something gets hard? Do they come to school ready to enjoy learning? Come read about the five research-driven attitudes in learning! OPTIMISM- putting away your fears, PERSISTENCE- don’t give up, FLEXIBILITY-trying various ways to find a solution, RESILIENCE-bouncing back and learning from it, and EMPATHY- putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. The authors use psychological, neurological, and pedagogical research to share teaching tips, classroom vignettes, charts and visuals so your students can be the best they can be.

TEACHING LITERACY IN THE VISIBLE LEARNING CLASSROOM, K-5
By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie (2017) 272pp
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019 – 3:15-4:45 @BPS LIBRARY
In this sequel to their megawatt best seller Visible Learning for Literacy, Fisher, Frey, and Hattie help you answer that question by sharing structures and tools for effective literacy instruction that have high-impact on learning—and insights on which stage of learning they have that high impact. With their expert lessons, video clips, and online resources, you can deliver sustained, comprehensive experiences in phonics, guided reading, interactive writing, content-area discussions—in virtually all you teach:
● Mobilizing Visible Learning
● Teacher Clarity
● Teacher-Led Dialogic Instruction Student-Led Dialogic Learning
● Independent Learning Tools to Use to Determine Literacy Impact

TEACHING LITERACY IN THE VISIBLE LEARNING CLASSROOM, GRADES 6-12
By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie (2017) 232 pp
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019 – 3:15-4:45 @ BMS LIBRARY
In this sequel to their megawatt best seller Visible Learning for Literacy, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie help you answer that question by sharing structures and tools that have high-impact on learning, and insights on which stage of learning they have that high impact. With their expert lessons, video clips, and online resources, you can design reading and writing experiences that foster in your students’ deeper and more sophisticated expressions of literacy:
● Mobilizing Visible Learning
● Teacher Clarity
● Direct Instruction
● Teacher-Led Dialogic Instruction
● Student-Led Dialogic Learning
● Independent Learning
● Tools to Use to Determine Literacy Impact

SOURCES – HEINEMANN, CORWIN