**Inspired by Kaneka Turner's #ShadowCon16 talk,**I decided to form a

*Principles to Actions*book club during the summer of 2016. Sorry, the club will be comprised of teachers in my district. I'm excited at how it is shaping up in the past week. I broke it into three planning phases before we actually start reading NCTM's

*Principles to Actions*. I recommend you start your own. Here's why:

**Phase 1:**

I created a goal for the book club (inspired straight from

*Principles to Actions*):

Collaborate with other TUSD teachers to strengthen our math teaching practice and improve the learning of mathematics by engaging students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and sense making.I reached out to a small group of (K-12) math teachers and coaches in my district to generate interest.

10 teachers replied with interest. We're ready for Phase 2.

**Phase 2:**

I will tap into the wisdom of these 10 teachers to help structure:

- HOW we will accomplish our goal.
- WHAT tools we will use to accomplish our goal.

I'm confident these 10 teachers will help structure

*how*we discuss the book,*how*much time we spend as a book club, how we will collaborate (virtually or in person), etc. I also know these teachers will help suggest*what*tools we might use to help assist in the virtual collaboration. For example, Google Docs, Google Classroom, Padlet, etc.
I asked them for input via Google Forms. Here are the questions I asked.

Once I hear back from this small group, I will move forward in structuring the

*PtA*book club along with setting up the digital tools and spaces that make the most sense. Phase 3 is next...**Phase 3:**

I plan to do a district-wide invite to the

*Principles to Actions*book club so anyone who teaches math is invited. More importantly, I am counting on the small group of 10 teachers to reach out to other colleagues at their site and throughout the district to personally invite teachers to the*Principles to Actions*book club. I'm confident their reach and influence will make the collaboration more meaningful and fun for all invloved.**I've never done something like this before**, but I'm excited because I am confident in the 10 teachers who have already expressed interest. I encourage you to find something mathy you can invite others to be a part in. Maybe it's a

*Principles to Actions*book club.

Please let me know if you have any questions or tips!

PtA,

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