I love the English Companion Ning. I always learn so much when I stop by and I have a great time when I follow along with their book clubs. Right now, the Ning has almost 10,000 members so it is a great way to reach out and network with other Language Arts/English teachers. I think of it as my own personal learning network with personalized professional development.
Unfamiliar with a Ning? It works a lot like a traditional message board and is easy to navigate. You simply register and then explore! The English Companion Ning has forums, blogs, groups, and book clubs. I love following the conversations in the forum, the ideas in the book clubs, and the camaraderie of the groups. If you aren’t a member yet I highly recommend it!