Every year, I have a resolution to read more. This year is no exception. It may seem a little strange coming from a Reading teacher, but from August-May, my repertoire is either professional development or young adult literature.
Even though I am busier than ever, it couldn’t hurt to shut off the TV during my rare downtime (30 minutes before bedtime) and read a book.
Here are 5 nonfiction books to read in 2015:
This book is all about PD, but I had to share it. If you are an educator or parent, I highly recommend this book. I just started it, but it speaks to the culture of innovation and how we can foster our children as 21st Century Learners. “Genius Hour” is a time where students can explore their own learning, passion projects, through research and creation. We practice this in my classroom every Friday. If you are interested in learning more about Genius Hour, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I can provide you with some resources I have put together.
This is on my iPad right now, but I haven’t dove into it yet. This is the biography of war hero and Olympian, Louis Zamperini, currently a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. I have yet to see the film, since I always want to read the book first. Narrative nonfiction is the genre that draws me in more than any other. The New York Times calls it, “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.” I can’t wait to read it.
I am late to the Mindy Kaling party, but I have started DVRing the Mindy Project. (Come on Netflix, add it! I want to catch up!) She is hilarious, candid, and downright adorable. I put her memoir on my virtual bookshelf.
Like most bloggers, I love social media as a way to reach out to my readers. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+. . .I like to read up on the best strategies and trends to keep me connected. Guy Kawasaki is a guru, and I am ready to dive into this one in 2015!
Dan Harris’ memoir on quieting that inner, anxious voice is said to be a hilarious reflection on mediation and self-help. Who wouldn’t want to be 10% happier?
Stay tuned for my 5 fiction books for 2015!
Other lists to check out:
What nonfiction books are on your list this year?
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