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Teaching Perspective

  This scene from the Dead Poet’s Society begins with  Mr. Keating standing upon his desk asking his students the question, “Why do I stand up here?” One student suggests that he wants to feel taller, but Mr. Keating quickly squashes that notion and says, “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we…

Top Ten Themes of IRA Convention 2013

We are both home after a joyful trip to San Antonio where we facilitated an institute and a session, attended several sessions, scouted the exhibit hall, and biked through the city. After presenting and attending, we found ourselves saying, “Everyone is basically saying the same thing, including us.” So, here are the Top 10 themes,…

What Do Learners Need: Quality Conversation

In the hustle and bustle of our busy teaching lives, it is very easy to tuck the question “What do my students need as learners?” aside in favor of the question that presents more immediate challenges to our teaching: “What does the curriculum say I have to get through?” While we know we should be…

What Teachers are Saying...

Reading Wellness reminds us that nothing is more essential to our classrooms than caring for our children’s minds, beliefs, and passions. It is a prescription for student-centered instruction in the truest sense.

Christopher Lehman

2016-07-27T11:39:42+00:00

Christopher Lehman

So many people have said that your session was the best staff development that we have had at our school – we all desperately want you to come back…

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

2016-07-27T11:41:06+00:00

Jan Busey, Estes Elementary, Literacy Coach, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina

They came in with ideas and lessons that have empowered the teachers to revisit their ‘inner teacher’ and opened the door to creative thinking again. As one teacher stated, ‘What better way to spend my day!

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

2016-07-27T11:42:23+00:00

Sandy Keaton, Elementary Language Arts Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Schools, Maryland

This is a book that needed to be written…

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"

2016-07-27T11:29:54+00:00

Joan Moser of “The 2 Sisters"