This week’s #BloggerMondays share is the wonderful blog of Pernille Ripp, creator of The Global Read Aloud and a relentless advocate for creating environments that instill a passion for reading for students.

Ripp’s focus, however, goes well beyond developing readers. She is a fierce advocate for all students and she shares routinely about resources that can support our students who are the most vulnerable.

My favorite thing about her blog is that she is willing to be vulnerable and share the real struggles that educators face. A great example is a post from November 2 titled Good Enough. A line that resonated with me was the reminder that we need to take time to recharge: “So give yourself a break. Do the work, do it with love, do your best, but then step away.”

Reading blogs from educators like Ripp who understand the work that goes on in schools and classrooms is a great way to maintain perspective!

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About the Author:

Patrick Larkin is the assistant superintendent for learning in Burlington (MA) Public Schools and a former NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year. You can follow him on Twitter at @patrickmlarkin.