This week, in one of the grade level planning meetings, the discussion was all about literature circles and guided reading. Now as an IT teacher I don't really have a lot to do with these, nevertheless I really enjoyed the discussion and learning about how the Grade 1 teachers are using them. I think I'm a bit of a learning-junkie. I read lots of educational articles and blogs every day, our school library has a good collection of professional development books and I've fallen into the habit of borrowing them and trying to read a chapter from one every day, I love going to conferences and courses and then on top of all that I blog myself. I realise the writing is mostly for me - to reflect on what I'm thinking about what I'm reading, hearing and doing. I like going back over past blog posts and reflecting some more and seeing how my thinking has moved forward. In blogging it seems that what I'm doing is writing the book that I want to read.