I encourage you all to give this a try. I couldn't put it down!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Last year, I spent most of the school year participating in Teacher Research. I was able to collaborate with other teachers in my building to share research. We explored many questions together, and looked closely at what was happening inside our classroom walls. I decided to focus my research last year on the idea of perspective. I tried to bring the idea of perspectives into many different content areas, and focused on creating an empathetic atmosphere in the classroom. Throughout my research I discovered many books to use that would allow us to see from a different perspective. I recently found a book that would have been perfect to tie into all this research: Wonder by: RJ Palacio.... don't worry... I can still use it next year. :) This book weaves in different perspectives throughout the story and reminds us to be "kinder than necessary."