There are three more weeks of school left, including two insane field trips. May all of us finish the year strong!
I thought some readers might be interesting in hearing about my summer plans and, if you’re not, feel free to stop reading .
My big project will be authoring, along with my colleague Katie Hull, a sequel to our surprisingly popular ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide. I’m very confident that teachers are going to find this one as, if not more, useful than our first one! Our manuscript deadline is September 1st, and it should be out in the first part of 2016.
Because of the work involved in writing it, I anticipate publishing fewer posts here over the next few months. I also expect many of the ones I do share will be collections of thematic links instead of posts highlighting individual resources. Of course, in June I will also start publishing my usual mid-year “Best of 2015 – So Far” lists, too.
One key lesson I’ve finally learning from authoring eight books over the last eight years has been that, after this one is done, I’ll be reducing my output to one every two years, instead. That seems to me to be a much more sensible schedule, one which I should have begun following long ago.
New episodes of my BAM! Radio Show will stop appearing in early June and will begin again in September.
I’ll be taking a break from covering new questions-and-answers over at my Education Week Teacher column beginning in late June and then begin again sometime in September. Of course, I will post my usual thematic compilations of past posts there over the coming months, along with a handful of interviews I’ll be doing with education authors.
Along with all those tasks, I plan on spending time with family, continuing to play basketball several times each week, and do some lesson preparation for the fall.
I hope you have a great summer!