Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ang Tunay na Love Team na Tunay na Book Lovers Part 1

Tapos na ang Valentine's Day pero nagaalab pa rin ang pagmamahal nina Cris at Galvin Ngo, ang cute couple (na hindi pabebe), hindi lamang sa isa't isa, kundi sa mga aklat at sa pagbabasa.

Book lovers in real life, Cris and Galvin have been doing reading campaigns and book drives since last year's book and reading event, That Thing Called Reading. Another brainchild of theirs is Every Teacher A Reader a reading advocacy to encourage teachers to grow professionally through reading.

Sa blog interview na ito, ibinahagi ni Cris at Galvin ang dahilan sa pagbuo nila ng Every Teacher A Reader. Mababasa rin sa post na ito ang bago nilang book drive at reading campaign na Give Your Books A Second Chance. 

What is love?

Cris:  Love is, like what Fr. Arrupe, SJ, says, “what seizes your imagination... It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.”

Galvin: Love is deciding to journey with someone.

Why Every Teacher A Reader?

Cris: The original intention behind Every Teacher A Reader is that we wanted to turn more teacher into nerds! Haha! But seriously, we’re quite passionate about professional development for educators. We think that reading is an excellent way for teachers to learn new things. And maybe when their excitement awakens, they start exchanging ideas and this pushes more teachers to think about PD.

Right now, the first step towards this goal is to make reading more fun and enjoyable. This is why we try to come up with different and quirky gimmicks!

Galvin: Cris and I are both educators, and in our nerdy talks, we realized how reading more can help make us better teachers-not just to help inform our work but also to help us become more empathic people, most specially to our students. We think that more teachers should consider reading more, and so we thought of promoting this advocacy and building a community to nurture it.
 Part 2 of the interview will be posted tomorrow. Alamin kung saan mapupunta ang mga aklat na mabibigyan ng second chance para mabasa at mahalin!

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