After the teacher voting on December 20 I went to the library and picked up a book I had seen a great deal of discussion about. I had not gotten my hands on it and it finally came in. The book I’m talking about, CHALK, was certainly one I wish I had ordered sooner and had had the opportunity to include in the discussions.
When I showed it to my colleagues over the next couple of days I heard them agree – this was a book that might have made them change their decisions.
Throughout the process of evaluating books I kept hearing people say that they were waiting for “the one” and some felt that this could have been it.
So I feel a bit like a fisherman. The one that got away. Not sure it would have made the difference, but I wish it had been on the table.