Start by marking “Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Too often, we ask our students to simply respond to questions that have answers that can be found in the text. I always have time to read even in my busy time. We still can make reading for pleasure even after we use the method that they give to us in here. It seemed too lightweight to me. Yes. It is full of ideas, and challenged assumptions I held and has led me to information I know I will use to share with colleagues and parents this upcoming year. I'm probably a hostile audience but I have the right to express my opinion. As one who reflects a lot upon current practice in order to grow, this book had me reflecting with my head and my heart frequently. I read the first 1-2 chapters of Disrupting Thinking the moment I got the shipment. Somehow in our educational system’s rush to improve test scores and assess our students continually on their reading levels and Lexile scores, some forgot that reading is not mere decoding but a personal transaction with the text. I imagine this might be too disruptive a message for some, I enjoyed it and encouraged me to present reading to my children. Touches upon a lot of great thinking without going into minute detail. For example, Notice and Note shows how readers can be taught to recognize when a character has an “a-ha” moment and get them thinking about what that signifies to the character/plot/theme. Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. TM ® & © 2020 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. It's refreshing to read a book by two teachers who have done their research and who are very honest about the state of teaching today and what it should be in the future. 1" " Review"of!Disrupting!Thinking:!WhyHow!We!Read! So excited that Stephanie from Scholastic reached out to me to review Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kyleen Beers and Robert E. Probst. This is a must-listen intervi Disrupting Thinking By Sara Stevenson on 11/10/2017 • ( 0) Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. In their hit books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers. What authors do here is extraordinary. Every once in a while, a professional development book comes along that hits the sweet spot of affirming what you already do and believe while challenging you to think in new ways and do more. Professional Book 26.25. You Save 10%. When you find a book that your reading ideologies just about perfectly line up to my favorite quote regarding turning every book into a project, summary, or test: I got this book through my school district. Disrupting Thinking is, at its heart, an exploration of how we help students become the reader who does so much more than decode, recall, or choose the correct answer from a multiple-choice list. Better test scores are not what will TEACH students. reading the majority of the time my students read during silent reading. Can they then extrapolate as to how real world issues will have an impact on real world people? In an instant, exuberant hunger for the shared understandings that would disrupt our thinking stretched an expansive wing across Twittersphere (evidenced by an engaging conversation that exceeded the 1000 tweet storify limit). First, authors and educators Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst provide strategies that ask our students to disrupt their thinking while reading (making connections to the text more meaningful than answering proscribed questions or filling in a chart or Venn diagram), but, more importantly, they ask educators to disrupt their thinking—when it comes to how we instruct students in reading (and what we ultimately want them to get out of re. This book shows us how to help students become the critical thinkers our nation needs them to be.”, “Kylene and Bob show up again, just when we need them most! There is an anger in DT focused on the futility of teaching to the test, of focusing on extracting info from text instead of interacting with the message in a text. Create engagement and relevance-Encourage responsive and responsible reading-Deepen comprehension-Develop lifelong reading habits Well, I finished this book - I loved it! I feel strongly this is the right order in which to read Beers & Probst. This is a responsive reader who is aware of her feelings and thoughts as the text brings them forth. They explain that all too often, no matter the strategy shared with students, too many students remain … The way I see around me. As a librarian I can use it as talking points with teachers but also in how I speak to students and my own kids about what they're reading. I have always been a strong supporter of this, but...now I have more food for thought! Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters By Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst (Scholastic, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Kevin Hodgson. In fact, they may long for even more specificity; there are not enough examples of how the philosophies and approaches in this book play out in a classroom environment. While I wholeheartedly agree with and still use their strategies from 2012, I cannot say the same for their 2017 collaboration, Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters. reading the majority of the time my students read during silent reading. In their hit books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers.Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. It will give you hope for your students and hope for the future of Education.”, —JULIE STOVER, Reading Specialist, East York Elementary, York Suburban School District, “I sit here, having just finished Disrupting Thinking, and one word keeps running through my head, “Wow!” Perhaps that’s because in this book, Bob and Kylene do what they do best: they provide the very best mix of research, their real-life work in classrooms, and, their hallmark straight talk about the complex world of educating our most precious resource. As much as who we read — even more , I would say — it matters how we read. We shouldn't need this book. First of all, the book is beautifully put together. Critical thinking, that's what I catch from them. For example, this book confirmed ideas I have (e.g. Disrupting Thinking - Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst is one of the finest professional learning books I have read. I love reading. Everybody can have their opinion about reading and I like to hear it from them as soon as possible. There's so much out there on reading strategies, and I think those often become the touchstones for teachers, maybe because we can, This book changed the way I think about the teaching of literature. Ignore the disruption for a second. They explain that all too often, no matter the strategy shared with students, too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers. I came to scholars Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst when I read their book Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. It may not rock the foundations of your world and be as disruptive as the authors think it may be, but it's great for ensuring that anyone who reads this (especially at the onset of a school year) will adopt a hopeful mindset and feel empowered to shape better readers and, in turn, a better society. On this memorable evening, we launched a virtual style celebration of their phenomenal book, Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters (Scholastic). Well, even I love reading I don't even know the real meaning behind it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Beers and Probst once again provide a motivating and empowering professional book to guide our work. Now, in Disrupting thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. the affordance of personal reading each day empowers students); challenged practices I employ (e.g. Welcome back. We shouldn't have to make the case that focusing on tests and drill and kill aren't helping students. Beers and Probst begin Disrupting Thinking with a quick story about a company called LittleMissMatched. Beers and Probst advocate for conferencing with students about their books during this time as well); and changed the way I think about class discussions (e. g. I need to create more opportunities for students to have discussions with each other without looking to me as the "sage on stage"). In many ways, reading a Beers and Probst book now is an exquisite torture...because I cannot use their books to inform my classroom, to try out their ideas, to become a better teacher and reach my students. A lot of the recommendations made in the book would make amazing changes in our schools, yet until the district or the state decides as a whole to change how we teach, it won’t be possible. I came to scholars Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst when I read their book Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. We shouldn't need this book. Voted #1 site for Buying Textbooks. They explain that all too often, no matter the strategy shared with students, too many … The way I see around me and the way I think about the world. LIST PRICE: 34.99 You Save 8.74 (25.0%) This item is NOT eligible for free shipping on books. So let's start with what I'm loving about this book. Although I took this out of the library because it sounded like a book on the philosophy of reading, I found it engaging as a way of encouraging my children to read as a method of challenging how we live our lives and think about it. Sorry, can't recommend this book. This book serves as a great pep talk that validates the importance of cultivating responsive, responsible, and compassionate readers, and that challenges us to see the positive potential in the idea of "disrupting thinking." Hands-on-strategies make it applicable right away for the classroom teacher, and turn-and-talk discussion points make it a guidebook for school-wide conversations. Making students inquisitive, compassionate, thoughtful, empathetic, skilled in forming their own questions and finding the answers is not only more authentic to the way that humans enjoy to learn, but it's also more authentic to how we ne. I read what people wrote and thought about reading, slow but sure I understand the meaning of it and I try to apply it every time I read. Well, even I love reading I don't even know the real meaning behind it. New York, NY – March 31, 2017 – Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, today announced the release of Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters, a new book by award-winning authors and acclaimed literacy educators Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. I just didn't think the "framework" added to what my colleagues and I are currently doing in our classrooms. But I’ve gotten hooked by their current title: Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters. Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters. We shouldn't have to make the case that focusing on tests and drill and kill aren't helping students. A copy that may have a few cosmetic defects. Would be a great book to use with teachers who are ready for a change from whole class novels, whole class teaching. As much as who we read — even more , I would say — it matters how we read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. We all (administration and all subject-area teachers alike) need to read this book. I agree that my submitted data is being collected and stored. Journal!of!Language!and!Literacy!Education!Vol.!14!Issue!2—Fall!2018! Preach it, Kylene and Bob! I very much agree with this wonderfully honest and true book of teaching philosophy. It's time we help students understand why how they read is so important,” explain Beers and Probst. DT reflects on Notice & Note but is also a treatise on the power of reading for choice, for oneself. Beers and Probst advocate for conferencing with students about their books during this time as well); and changed the way I think about class discussions (e. g. I need to create more opportunities for studen. First of all, the book is beautifully put together. The examples given feature exchanges between 2-5 people at a time. I always have time to read even in my busy time. I once looked for article about reading in Medium. July 23, 2017 / MaryAmyJenn / by Mary Howard. With their hallmark humor and their appreciated practicality, Beers and Probst present a vision of what reading and what education across all the grades could be. It's time we help students understand why how they read is so important," explain Beers and Probst. For further details on handling user data, see our Privacy Policy