A unique book club for school staff has teachers reading like a teen. They meet once a month to select a new teen or young adult book to read, review, and share with students and staff.

http://leadershipandsoftskills.com/At Warren Middle School in Warren NJ, the “Read Like A Teen” book club  might select a graphic novel, a work of science fiction, popular nonfiction, or a book that isn’t noticed much.

“We want our kids to see that all of us are readers. It’s not just language arts teachers or me,” says library media specialist Cynthia Cassidy, who started “Read Like a Teen” last fall.

The group is comprised of over 20 middle school staff, including Principal Bob Comba and Dean of Students Max Achtau. They meet once a month before school. They decide if the books are appropriate for middle school readers and write and publish reviews on a collaborative website, Padlet.com.

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