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Reading books reflectively is important for both students and their teachers. While as teachers we are constantly looking for ways to motivate our students to becoming lifelong readers, we often neglect nurturing that process in ourselves.  This course can help you make a commitment to dedicate some of your precious time to focused professional reading. The booklists offer a wide variety of current non-fiction covering not only best practice curriculum guides but books on current educational thought, Common Core techniques, content area information, psychology, special education, classroom management, athletic endeavors, self improvement and inspiration and other compelling subjects of interest and assistance to teachers. Assignments will include both written reflections and online discussions.

Reflective Reading may be taken for credit multiple times with multiple books. The first registration will be numbered EDUO 9000, the 2nd EDUO 9002, the 3rd EDUO 9003... up to EDUO 9010 and also 9041, 9042 and 9043.

Instructor: Ginny Horning
ghorning@dominicancaonline.com

*Books Especially for Coaches   * Books on Current Social and Cultural Issues   

*Classroom Instructional M ethods and Strategies  

* Books Focused on Special Needs      

                                  

Many principals and superintendents are encouraging teachers to read a designated motivational and/or informative book and join in a school or district-wide conversation around the big issues that face your school, classroom and even your community. We want to entice you into joining in this learning community endeavor wholeheartedly; taking time from your busy life to read and enthusiastically discuss books with your colleagues. Options are available for assignments to be completed locally with your colleagues or for your group to become an online book club. May be taken for credit multiple times with changes in book. Registrations will be numbered EDUO 9021, 9022, 9023, 9024, 9025.

View the Course Description, Objectives and Grading Rubric

1 Credit/Unit; Self Paced: Instructor Coached or Independent Learning (Best for P-14)

Instructor: Eric Thompson ethompson@dominicancaonline.com

In her article “Your Brain on Fiction  (The New York Times, March 17, 2012) Annie Murphy Paul reveals that neuroscience can illustrate what happens inside the head when one reads stories with detailed descriptions, evocative metaphors and emotional exchanges between characters. According to Ms Paul these fictional writings “stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life”

For this course you will choose a novel to read from this award winning list of American authors and respond with your perceptions of how descriptions, metaphors and exchanges between characters did indeed stimulate your brain.

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Instructor: Ginny Horning 
ghorning@dominicancaonline.com