A Passion For Reading

Image of a true passion for reading by Katie CannonA long time ago a very special grade three teacher planted the seeds of a love for reading in her classroom.  She would take time each week (if I recall correctly) to read books to us in the classroom. I am sure there were many more but the ones I recall vividly after all these years are James and the Giant Peach, A Wrinkle in Time and Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

That last one by Shel Silverstein especially stuck in my mind. I can recall listening to my teacher recite the poems with my head on the desk and eyes closed visualizing the story.  I had the luck to come across the 30th anniversary edition (linked above) three years ago and quickly grabbed that (and other books) to bring home with me to Mexico.  I wrote inside the front cover a message to my daughter about my memories of that book in my third grade class with the hope some of that excitement would rub off on her as she entered grade three (not needed, she has always been a good reader).

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5th Interchange of Educational Experiences

Today we had our annual conference to share our teaching experiences here at the Tec de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara. You can find more information about the event at https://sites.google.com/site/intercambioexp2013.

I gave three short presentations and am making the slides from my presentation available here. Continue reading “5th Interchange of Educational Experiences”