August 21, 2018

Summer Teacher Book Club - Unshakeable Chapters 19 and 20

Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher

Have you heard the news? We are doing a book club this summer! Our Facebook Group voted on Unshakeable by Angela Watson. 

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This week we are reading Chapters 19 and 20. These chapters focus on "re-writing the story you tell yourself about teaching" as well as "innovating and adapting to make teaching an adventure."

Get your copy now! Our book discussion has officially started, but feel free to join in any time!

Below are the questions that are in our Facebook Group. 

Chapter 19 Questions - When you have a bad start to your day, it's easy to spiral since you may begin to create a story of how it was always meant to be a bad day. This is also true with teaching. It's easy to create a story based the names of the students you are getting or how your schedule is a lousy one. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is re-writing that story to a more positive one.

Question 1 - What story do you WANT to have this school year?

Question 2 - When things aren't going your way, how can you change the negative story that you have started into a more positive one?

Chapter 20 Questions - When reading this chapter, the idea of shutting the classroom door and doing what is right for your students kept repeating in my mind. It's easy to get bogged down with unrealistic expectations that will not help your students. Focus on what you know will work for your students!

Question 1 - How can you make teaching an adventure?

Question 2 - How can you make sure that your instructional practices are in the best interest of your students?

There is no right or wrong answer. Please feel free to be candid about your responses. If you would like, answer them in the comments below or join our Facebook Group (click on the words or search Confessions of a Frazzled Teacher Book Club). The Facebook Group is a private, closed group (for those of you that want a more close knit group for the discussion). Either way you would like to participate, I hope to hear from you!

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