Friday, December 19, 2008
Bookjewel and me
In 2009 Julie Squires and I have a unique opportunity to have our classes collaborate as we are working for sister schools (My school came into being after having spent a year in her school). We got together today to chat about it. I have been following Julie for some time on twitter and plurk but I didn't realise quite how much she has to teach me and how much we will learn together. She is an "ideas person" and I can see that both lots of students will benefit greatly from being able to collaborate. Julie is an English teacher-librarian and author of Learning Gems, and I became more and more aware as we talked that she and I have a lot in common. One of the ideas we have of a project (there were so many flying back and forth) was a collaborative literature circles group. It was great to meet with her and i look forward to working with her in 2009.