Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Reading

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This summer I'll have some down time on my hands since I'll be recovering from a surgery late in June.  I will keep myself busy blog stalking and hopefully posting, but I will also be reading.  I ordered Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey.  

I have yet to receive it but I hope to do a book study with the blogger who recommended it, Heather at Heather's Heart, if she does choose to have one. She has posted some information about it on her blog. So check it out.

Heather's heart

This year was a tough year with the make up of my class.  I tried some great units and activities on character building and team building but for some reason I couldn't get a loving and caring environment to develop in the classroom.  My hope is that reading this book and putting some of the ideas into practice will help create that kind of environment, no matter what the make up of my class is.

Also, I plan to read more about Autism to better understand my son's world and diagnosis.  I'll be picking this book up. 

If anyone has any other suggestions on books on autism please let me know.  I have heard great things about this one.  


  1. I had that SAME class this year! I have this book on my summer reading list as well...

  2. I've heard a lot of good reviews about Conscious Discipline. I'll be adding it to my list as well!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. I read a lot about Conscious Discipline on Heather's blog!! I look forward to reading it as well! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. I have also totally enjoyed Heather's posts. Come by and say hello. Happy reading!

    April @ The Idea Backpack

  5. I also picked up CD to read this summer. This past class is the 1st one I had that really tried my patience. Looking forward to recharging and heading into the new year with new strategies!


  6. I will also be reading "Conscious Discipline" this summer. Last year I had some difficult little ones and want to have a better, more positive year this coming school year.