Summer CPD Reading

THURSDAY 23RD JULY 2020

  • #UKEdChat session 513.
  • The summer break is potentially a time when teachers have at least the possibility of some relaxation.
  • Often the time when teachers devour book after book to further their professional development.
  • A discussion on how to choose a CPD book.
  • What impact has reading a CPD book had on your teaching?
  • How you might start writing your own?

#UKEdChat session 513 – The cool water of the pool glistens in the hot, exotic, palm-tree penetrating sun. The cicada gentle serenade the slow cooking, red tourists who idly lay on sun-loungers. The fragrance of mock coconut suncream fills the air. But you are to busy to notice, as you write notes and think about how to adapt an idea into your own classroom from your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) book.

Summer is a time when teachers have at least the possibility of some relaxation, although those with families may not believe this. A time to switch off from teaching and focus on life outside of school. Yet, the summer holidays are often the time when teachers devour book after book to further their professional development.

In the #UKEdChat discussion on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 8pm (UK) we discussed how to choose a CPD book, what have been your recent favourites, and how you might start writing your own?


Questions

  1. Are the summer holidays a good time to read CPD books?
  2. How do you select CPD books? Do you read reviews like at https://ukedchat.com/category/book?
  3. What topics do you most enjoy reading about in CPD books?
  4. Where do you read CPD books, and how do you remember the key points?
  5. Which have been your favourite recent CPD book you have read, and why? Please include the author’s Twitter handle if you know it.
  6. Which CPD book do you want to read next, and why? Please include the author’s Twitter handle if you know it.
  7. Name one impact that reading a CPD book has had on your teaching.
  8. If you were to write a CPD book, what would you write about?

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