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6 02, 2019

Writing Workshop: Potential and Possibilities for Cultivating Purpose, Power, and Passion

February 6th, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Writing Workshop: Potential and Possibilities for Cultivating Purpose, Power, and Passion

by Wendy Sheets Writing Workshop is a context that has the potential to help students develop as writers within a literate community. As students learn to live as writers, building a repertoire of tools and [...]

22 01, 2019

Who Owns the Learning? The Importance of Adopting a Facilitative Stance

January 22nd, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Who Owns the Learning? The Importance of Adopting a Facilitative Stance

by Maria Nichols Henry: No!! They gotta go the other way! Ella: To the waves! Teacher: Angel? You have that look … Angel: [nodding] Yeah - I’m trying to – like, why do they go [...]

8 01, 2019

Do It All and Do It Now

January 8th, 2019|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Do It All and Do It Now

by LeeAnn Lewellen As an instructional coach, I hear so many “buzzwords” when administrators and district personnel discuss teacher effectiveness after a brief classroom observation. Engagement, rigor, cultural responsiveness, high yield strategies, assessment… the list goes [...]

6 12, 2018

Using Share Time to Inspire and Instruct Writers

December 6th, 2018|General, General Education, Latest News, Teaching|Comments Off on Using Share Time to Inspire and Instruct Writers

by Leah Mermelstein Recently, I was speaking with a group of fourth-grade teachers who use The Teachers College Writing Units of Study. They had just taught a minilesson about using ‘boxes and bullets’ as a [...]

4 09, 2018

Teaching as a Team Sport

September 4th, 2018|General, General Education, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Teaching as a Team Sport

by Susan Vincent This past summer, I watched the Tour de France bicycle race on TV, as I do every summer. I loved waking up every morning to the incredible scenic views of quaint French [...]

18 01, 2018

National Literacy Leadership Award Honors Excellence

January 18th, 2018|General, Latest News|Comments Off on National Literacy Leadership Award Honors Excellence

Three individuals will be recognized with the 2018 Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Reading Recovery teacher leaders. They are Dr. Amanda Alexander, chief of elementary schools at District of Columbia Public Schools; [...]