"You can probably guess what happened next. Users of social networking sites weighed in, demanding the ban be overturned. A local lawmaker joined in too, calling the decision “daft.” Even Jamie Oliver returned to the fray, tweeting, “Stay strong Martha”, before urging his army of followers to retweet the message. It was all starting to get rather serious. Meetings were arranged between the council and Martha’s father, while reports emerged of the catering staff being reduced to tears over the news coverage. By the middle of Friday, however, the council announced it had reversed its decision. “It is a good thing to do, to change your mind, and I have certainly done that,” council leader Roddy McCuish told the BBC."
kicksandgiggles asked you:
So, I’ve been a total, well, first year teacher this last semester. I feel entirely disconnected from all things education related (policies, research, etc…) that don’t have anything to do with my classroom/school, Pinterest, and Tumblr. If you could recommend a few professional journals, blogs, newspaper columns, etc. that I could read weekly to help keep me in the loop, I’d appreciate it :)
I hope you don’t mind that I copied and pasted this into a new post — I wanted it to be reblogable.
I am a member of the International Reading Association . They are behind the awesome website Read Write Think. Org which has a ton of great ideas for free (even non-members)! It costs to be $29.00 to be an online member ($39.00 for basic $24.00 for students, including grad students). You pay additional for each journal you want access to. If you want print copies of it and not just online copies, you have to choose basic, and you pay a little more for the journals. I think it is worth it. I’m more likely to read the print copies. It is also easier to keep them organized rather than random papers all over the place. I subscribe to The Reading Teacher which is for teachers of students up to the age of 12, but they also have the Journal of Adolescent & Adult literacy and Reading Research Quarterly. I love The Reading Teacher — it gives you research based ideas, and is written in a format that makes it easy to imagine how certain ideas can work in your classroom. Membership and subscription also gets you access to online archives.
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