Get Ready For Reader Appreciation Month 2008 Reader Appreciation by Joel Wagner - October 28, 2008July 1, 20101 Thanksgiving is a holiday for remembering what we have and giving thanks to our God for His blessings. I like to spend the months of November and December reaching out and giving. I practice giving as a regular habit throughout much of my life, but I specifically focus in these two months on giving back to my blogging community. Last year I highlighted a number of readers with Reader Appreciation Month. At the end, I did some great summaries: 50 Classroom Management Tips I Have Learned This Month 47 Blogs That My Readers Are Reading Top 5 Character Traits Of Great Teachers 50 Reasons To Love Your Job As A Teacher I recently created a list of 10 Things I Wish I Knew As A First Year Teacher. That list turned into a series and quickly became one of the most popular subjects of discussion on So You Want To Teach? As this is a subject that resonates with many of my readers, I felt like reaching out to the blogging community and asking for some of your suggestions. If you could come up with a list of 10 things that would have made your first year of teaching (or the first three months if this is your first year), what would they be? I encourage you to contact me and let me know. I am going to post these responses throughout the month of November. If you have a blog and would like me to link to it, feel free to include that info as well! I believe this sort of thing is one of the reasons that Liz Strauss named me as a Successful and Outstanding Blogger (SOB). For a list of these other blogs, and to celebrate her Successful-Blog‘s 3rd birthday, I invite you to join the birthday party and check out some of the other amazing blogs there!