AASL Post: 3 Ways to Share Your Reading Life With Students

3 Ways to Share Your Reading Life With Students | If we want students to become lifelong readers, we need to model our reading life for them. Here are three things to try.

If we expect our students to become lifelong readers, we need to model that in our own lives. There are so many different ways we can share our reading life with students. One-on-one conversations are always ideal, but it can be difficult to talk with each and every one of our students

In my post on AASL Knowledge Quest, I share some strategies for sharing what books you are reading with your students, teachers and community.  I like to use a combination of different methods so that I can reach more people.

3 Ways to Share Your Reading Life With Your Students

In my post I share more about how I use the following methods:

And while I’m at it, I realized that I forgot to add a link to my own Goodreads account (in part because I’ve neglected it for a few years).  I’m experimenting with getting back into it this year, so feel free to follow me (or friend me?  I’m not sure about the terminology) to see what I’m reading.

Click on over to read more.

P.S. Want to see books I’ve reviewed here on this blog?  Here they are 🙂


Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.