Kylene Beers and Bob Probst have a new book out called Disrupting Thinking: Why How we Read Matters. They tackle issues of reading engagement and building a literate citizenship by shifting the expectations readers have for themselves. Kylene and Bob argue that readers should expect their reading to change them, to push on their thinking. How might readers approach texts differently, once they understand this big idea? What kind of impact might this shift have system-wide—for students, for teachers, and for society as a whole—as students learn what it feels like to be the kind of lifelong reader who seeks understanding more deeply and critically than ever before? What practical strategies can teachers use to support students with this shift? If you are the kind of reader (and educator) who is motivated by ideas that challenge and inspire growth and change, this book is a must-read.
Here’s a little teaser: There will be a very special event at the conference with Kylene and Bob and this new book. Something we have never done before. . . Stay tuned for more details this fall! (But you might want to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 10th now.)