Today is Amazon Prime Day and just like last year, I’ve created a new post this morning to share a list of some teacher favorites. In this blog post you’ll find three books I’ve read and loved this year and a few items that might be on your classroom wishlist.
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And if you don’t have Amazon Prime and want to learn more about it you can learn more here. I’ve had Prime for what feels like forever and the fast shipping has been a lifesaver.
Don’t forget: Use the code PRIMEBOOK19 for $5 off a book today (more details on Amazon’s website.)
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Books I’ve Read and Loved
It’s been awhile since I read an Oprah Book Club selection and I’m so glad to have friends who said this was a “must read.” I devoured this book and I heard they’re turning it into a movie. If you’re someone who likes to read the book before the movie (I definitely am) you might want to move this further up on your reading list.
When I saw that the author of Bored and Brilliant was the keynote speaker at LearnFestATX this year, I had to grab a copy of her book. This fascinating read shared research and stories to illustrate the argument that being bored can lead to big creative gains. It also included actionable tips for increasing boredom by decreasing digital distraction. This book would be a great choice for a book club, too.
A quick and powerful read that I’ll probably dive into a second time before the summer is through. Especially with women’s soccer front and center this summer, I loved learning more about Abby Wambach’s life experiences. If you’re teaching writing, this book has excerpts you might use as mentor texts for students.
On my bookshelf/reading list this summer:
- Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay
- Creative Quest
- Personalized Professional Learning: A Job-Embedded Pathway for Elevating Teacher Voice
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
So I’m still not sure how I feel about using an Alexa in the classroom but it was interesting to hear more buzz around it this year at ISTE. Whether you want to grab one for home or school they are on sale today — in a big way.
Instagram followers know that I jump between iced/hot tea and iced/hot coffee regardless of the season. This one-cup Keurig is great if it’s just you, but if you’re in charge of giving your faculty room an upgrade this bigger one might be worth grabbing today too.
You might have a signature color of flare pens (mine is green) or know that you want to commit to bullet journaling this school year. Here is one option and another option if you’d like to stock up on Amazon Prime Day.
Speaking of bullet journals, if you’re looking to give your organizational system a makeover I love the Full Focus Planner and it’s what I carry around with me pretty much every day. It’s quarterly instead of yearly which means it’s a bit lighter and easier to throw in your bag.
Here is the link to my Amazon influencer store and here is the link to last year’s list of teacher favorites for Amazon Prime Day.
One more thing… ALL of my books are on sale today! Can you guess which one has the biggest discount?