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Guest Blog Post by BreAnn Fennell

BreAnn Fennell is an elementary school teacher from Ohio. She has published two children’s books “Play? Yay!” and “Choose Your Cheer.” She is a defender of play and advocate for children! Twitter has been a fantastic avenue for me to connect with other educators….

Guest Blog Posting by Kym Harjes – Velez

Date: July 2018 Author of Post: Kym Harjes-Velez @KymHarjes Title of Post: Giving & Receiving…My Journey in Teaching The actions of giving and receiving are ones that were modeled for me early in life. I was blessed with a family who understood the importance…

Michelle Howell’s Guest Blog Post

    A few weeks ago, I was hosting/moderating Florida Educator Chat (#FLedChat), and Meredith posted a tweet about #BookCampPD, sharing the website and a little information about what would be happening. I took a screenshot of the post to remind myself to look into it…

Sharing is Caring

As I sit and look out over the Gulf of Mexico, watching the sunlight dance across the water, I wonder how I can write a blog posting that expresses my gratitude to those who have so thoughtfully shared their thoughts during the initial two…

#FAR – Friends and Reading – Summer Professional Learning at #BookCampPD!

Let’s get engaged with other educators, when your schedule permits, about books that will be highlighted during June, July and August at #BookCampPD. You can tweet anytime, day or night beginning June 1st! You have all day to tweet, retweet and reply to colleagues. Hope…

@EduMatch Podcast

When I sit here, trying my very best, to develop #BookCampPD into a resource educators will seek out for their own professional learning and suddenly Sarah Thomas of @EduMatch contacts me to be a guest on her podcast – I was “over the moon!”…

FAR – Friends and Reading

Warren Buffet stated, “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” Years of experience has shown me that this is very true. Do you agree with his reflective thought? How can we best invest in ourselves? Some of the most successful people…

Guest Blog Post – by Cathleen Beachboard

From @cathleenbeachboard – I value the opinion of #BookCampPd and the recommendation on the various books/writings. I would love some feedback on my first blog post. Learning to be fearless… Hi!!!! My name is Cathleen. My mother always told me that in order to tell…

All the Excitement of a Wonderful Christmas Gift

Can we all agree that a teacher starting a new job in education has a tremendous amount to learn in their first years on the job? In 2016, the number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers included 3.2 million public school teachers and 0.4 million private school teachers…

Where Has This Passion for Books Come From?

When I first began teaching, in 1977, I spent an inordinate amount of time each evening on tasks that I thought would help students learn. I would sit on the floor with my mini paper cutter, cut out word cards from tag board, use…

Meredith Johnson