People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.Logan Pearsall Smith
Paul is a middle school English teacher who loves all things books and reading. He loves his students and is passionate about teaching. He specializes in building close relationships with students and in fostering positive climate and community within his classroom. He has been selected to present at multiple workshops about building climate and culture, as well as teaching STEAM, meeting the needs of gifted learners, and teaching students to think and write creatively.
When he is not in the classroom, he is pursuing his many passions: writing, art, music, soap making, and –of course–reading.
The Plucky Reader is a lifestyle for the bookish. Along with book reviews and top ten lists, you will find Paul’s musings on teaching, reflections on being a foster parent, commentary on current events, and follow along on his reading journey as he strives to improve his reading life every day.
So sit, stay a while, see what he’s rambling about today.