Course No. ED463s, ED563s
How often as professionals do we get to simply read for pleasure and inspiration in ways that enrich our lives and our work? And what are our youth reading today which is both constructive and engaging? In this course for all teachers K-12, you may select from a wide range of reading lists, such as Goodreads, NY Times best sellers, Bill Gates reading list—and many more, to choose the books that suit your personal and professional needs. We will also reflect on the importance of enjoyment to better engage our students in productive reading. Text(s) cost depends on choice of books.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” – Dr. Seuss
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- Learned about the benefits of reading for pleasure.
- Delved into the neuroscience of how the brain reacts during and after reading.
- Educated themselves about the importance of reading for pleasure for all ages.
- Explore why students tend to read for pleasure less as they get older
- Experienced the process of reading for pleasure and inspiration.
- Enjoyed a good book or two!
Text(s) cost depends on choice of book(s).
I absolutely loved this course.
8th Grade Teacher
Thank you for such a great course. I will be working with you again in the future!
10th Grade Teacher
Suzanne was great, and this class was fantastic. It was fun to pick books and write papers about them--a good re-energizing activity for my summer!
6th Grade Teacher
Excellent course and timely feedback!
This was a fantastic course, and I would highly recommend it to any educator who teaches any discipline.
10th Grade Teacher
Thanks so much! I appreciated the amount of choice and room for reflection in this class.
12th Grade Teacher
I loved Reading for Pleasure! This course is a great mix of background knowledge/information about the importance of reading for pleasure, e.g. brain research, coupled with actually reading and reflecting on books of your choice. The reflection assignments were open-ended and designed such that I was able to truly consider who I am as a reader and how I have evolved [as a reader] since I was a K-12 student...and it was great fun to say "I have to go work on my Heritage Class" and spend a few precious hours simply reading. I highly recommend this course to any educator looking for that Goldilocks continuing education experience- you'll gain new knowledge and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to your own personal reading practice, which naturally leads to best practices in academic and reading approaches for your own students.