Last year, I wrote about what I was currently listening to, reading, writing, and viewing. I thought it was a good time to share again. And I’d love to learn about yours!
Over the past year, I’ve learned to develop a liking for podcasts. Though they are not my favorite means of acquiring information, I’ve found a few podcasts that I truly enjoy. By far my favorites are from Brené Brown, Dare to Lead and Unlocking Us. As I listen, I feel like I can apply what I’m hearing to my personal life and to my work. If you don’t know Brené yet, you are in for a real treat. I just finished listening to the episode with Doug Conant, Finding and Telling Your Story. In the episode they talk about developing a leadership purpose.
My current leadership purpose is to help build awareness of the power and benefits of multilingualism, share culturally responsive strategies and methods for reaching and teaching all students, and advocate for equitable instruction.
It’s been over a year since the COVID 19 pandemic started and ultimately stopped my typical traveling schedule. The majority of my speaking events have been online (virtual) since February 2020. However, I will be speaking about our new book, Reading & Writing with English Learners to a LIVE audience on June 2nd in Nebraska. After that a mix of my events are face to face and online. And I’m really looking forward to sharing the how and why of sketchnoting on July 6th and keynoting at TNTESOL's conference live in Memphis this October!
My reading stack grows daily and the Amazon delivery man knows me personally. These are the books I’m currently reading.
Dr. Melinda Miller and I completed and published our book Reading & Writing with English Learners in October 2020. We are delighted with the positive feedback from readers. Since then I have written an article for Edutopia as well and continue to write regularly for the SeidlitzBlog.
Recently, Dr. Monica Lara, author of Toma la palabra and coauthor of several other books told me about Dr. Kathy Escamilla’s recorded presentation for CABE. It’s fantastic! She discusses research on literacy and teaching multilingual students in bilingual and ESL settings.