The blog itself has three facilitators. One is Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer. She has been a tremendous influence on how I run my classroom and how I approach reading and writing in general. If you didn't get a chance to read my post about Book Talks, you can read it here. In my opinion, Book Talk time in my classroom is the most important thing I do for my students all day long, and this was all inspired by her. Colby Sharp also facilitates on this blog. He is a fabulous fourth grade teacher. His dedication to our craft if phenomenal! The third facilitator is Cindy Minnich, a high school teacher and lover of books and technology!
Could I have found a better group of "Nerds" to hang out with?? I am so excited!
How do you handle independent reading in your classrooms and what are your experiences with it? Have any of you ever read The Book Whisperer? I'm sure many of you feel the same way that I do about the book and have been forever changed as teachers and readers. I would love to hear all about it!
Look for a post by *me* near the end of May on the Nerdy Book Club! Can you tell I'm excited??!! I'm off to write! :)