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Goosebump Moments

As indicated by the subtitle, Who’s Doing the Work? is about teachers saying less so students can do more. That piques a lot of curiosity. People wonder about what it means to “say less so students can do more” and while it is nuanced in many ways, in simplest terms, it means this: letting students…

Food for Thought (Blog Digest)

From time to time, we find ourselves musing about teaching literacy in a high-stakes testing, Common Core driven world. This collection of posts represents our thinking about a wide range of topics from baseball to missing letters on a computer keyboard to reconnecting to our original visions of what it means to be a lifelong…

The Core of the Common Core, Part 1: The Anchor Standards for Reading

Ultimately, the standards exist to provide context for instructional planning. As educators working to thoughtfully help children achieve the goals outlined at each grade level, we must be thinking about what we understand about each standard’s intentions.  That said, it can be helpful to have ways of remembering and quickly accessing each of the standards.…

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

The logic of its argument is all but impossible to deny. Burkins and Yaris make their call to change hard to resist.

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)

2017-04-05T13:49:53+00:00

Illinois Reading Council Journal (Fall 2016)