Apparently the area I love to grow in is in the understanding of, appreciation of and the teaching of reading and writing. My library and language position is an extension of that and sometimes when I look at the bigger picture of my life, I think I should play more, but a lot of what constitutes "play" for me is exploring reading, writing and the teaching of it.
To me, teachers who write about teaching language in engaging and meaningful ways are the rock stars of my world. I love their books & find them as fun to read as any novel. Some of my guiding stars are Nancie Atwell, Donalyn Miller & Penny Kittle.
I was excited to find a new rock star this year! Through Twitter I kept reading mentions of Whole Novels, by Ariel Sacks. I bought it. I read it. I loved it. I implemented it and I tweeted about it, so others could find it too.
To any of my teachers, if something looks like it could work in your program, I'd love to partner with you, even if we just make plans for next year.
It truly is a journey. Here I grow again!