Way to start new year…

Never thought I would start the new year off on good footing. Meaning I at least started to fulfill one my goals. I am reading something different every month. Meaning I’m trying to read something other than teaching topics. So I decided to take some of the suggestions from other bloggers one of their suggestions was “Benjamin Franklin- An American Life” by Walter Isaacson. I enjoyed it tremendously. I think Franklin is now my favorite founding father. I did listen to it, rather than read it. But I did enjoy it. And so this began one of my goals for the new year. I wanted to read something different every few weeks.

I’ve also discovered this recent article by the verge on Science Fiction novels. Some of them look really good. I also found a blog post by AJ Juliani  on some the really good books and again not only about teaching but other subjects. I just finished the book Launch by AJ Juliani and John Spencer. Great book if you  interested in starting a Genius Hour project or another project. Each chapter is a resource to help you implement a creative project in class. A great tool for anyone just starting out with Genius Hour or some other project. I myself implement a modified Genius Hour in the 2nd semester.

So what’s my next book. Not sure but maybe I’ll start with The Myth of The Strong Leader by Archie Brown or The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. Both sound very interesting. But right now I’m on my third book “Run your butt Off”, wanted to start jogging again. LOL.  But most of all this is my break from work.


About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

Posted on January 11, 2017, in Genius Hour. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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