Thank you Jen and Kellee for hosting this weekly! To see what others are reading and recommending, or to participate, be sure to check out their blog Teach Mentor Texts. Some of my favorite reading recommendations come from #IMWAYR!
On a much different note, I have been reading High Impact Teaching by Jim Knight over the last few weeks as part of an #educoach twitterchat. This book is packed full of immediately useful strategies for teachers, coaches, students, and principals. Throughout the book, Knight includes URL codes and links to watch specific strategies in action and to listen to teachers talk about the instruction he describes. There are checklists, charts, and stories to help make his messages easy to implement and memorable. Between the discussions that Shira Leibowitz, Jessica Johnson, and Kathy Perret have led on twitter (you can tune in on Wednesday nights at ten using the #educoach hashtag) and Jim Knight's clear writing, this book has undoubtedly changed some of the ways I think about curriculum, learning and teaching.