How do we engage with and make meaning and connections from text? How might we notice and note big ideas from a text to capture what speaks to us? How do we show and share what we are thinking? When we cannot find time to meet, how will we connect, learn, and share? What if we try a slow chat book study?
An invitation sent to members of our learning community:
In preparation for our continuing work with Kelly Gfroerer and Sarah Morgan Bonham, you are invited to learn and share using a “slow chat book study” of Positive Discipline in the Classroom: Developing Mutual Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in Your Classroom by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn. We will follow the schedule below to read and share ideas from a chapter per week.
With a slow chat book study you are not required to be online at any set time. Instead, share your ideas and respond to others’ thoughts as you have time. This accommodates different schedules to allow for maximum community participation and for great conversations to unfold at a slower pace. We will use Twitter hashtag #TrinityReads to share and follow the comments of others.
No need to sign up for the book study – just have a twitter account and search for hashtag #TrinityReads. And, when you post your comments please do include #TrinityReads so others can follow along and find your comments easily.
When you have more to say than 140 characters, we encourage you to link to blog posts, images, or other documents to share more fully.
The Book Study Schedule and Prompts
To help you think about what might be shared as you read we have established the following schedule and prompts to help with sharing and discussion.
Each week the following prompts will be used to encourage sharing and discussion:
Sentence/Phrase – Share a quote that is meaningful to you, that captures the core ideas, that moved, engaged, or provoked you. Say more…
Connect – How do these ideas connect to what you already know, think, and study? What text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world: connections can we make?
Extend – What new ideas extend or push your thinking in a new direction?
Challenge – What now is a challenge for you? What will/did you try?
I used to think… now I…
How do we show and share what we are learning? When we cannot find time to meet, how will we connect, learn, and share? What if we try?
Join us. We value your thinking, learning, and contributions.