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April Fool’s Day: On Humor, Chaos, and Laughter

Like you, we are thinkers. We think all the time, even over-think. Lately, we have been trying to think less. Trying to get at solutions through subtlety. Today, in honor of April Fool’s Day, we considered a couple of fun and foolish post ideas, i.e. David Coleman under consideration for Republican Presidential nominee for 2016…

Helping Students Engage with Complex Texts

In October 2012, we reviewed several texts useful in helping students engage with complex texts. These professional resources predated the Common Core, yet seemed to address many of the themes educators were discussing in relationship to the new standards. Books, such as  Janet Allen’s On the Same Page, Peter Johnston’s Opening Minds, Kelly Gallagher’s Deeper Reading, and…

Defining Close Reading

Since the release of the Common Core standards, educators have been talking about this thing called “close reading.” Because the term is rather vague, many different thoughts and ideas have cropped up around this topic.  Across the field of education, teachers, writers, and consultants like us are inventing definitions of close reading in their own…

What Teachers are Saying...

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"

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