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Building Background Knowledge: Who’s Doing the Work?

In yesterday’s post, The Power of Memorable Learning Experiences, we discussed the importance of building background knowledge by searching for companion texts to read aloud and share with students.  As we continue to think about this idea, we have a question for you: How many times have you read something and thought to yourself, “I…

Making Learning Stick: Pirates, Family Excursions, and Making Lessons Engaging

Making learning stick is not a new point of interest for us; in fact most of what we write–in one way or another–relates to deepening learning by making lessons engaging. Kim’s recent experience on a family excursion, however, has given us a new lens for thinking about the ways great teachers share information in ways…

The Questions of Implementation (Part 1)

From time to time, readers contact us with questions via the comment section of our posts or email.  Sometimes we get questions that we can easily answer and other times, we get questions that force us to really think deeply and take time to answer.  Recently, a reader contacted us with the second type of…

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