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11 11, 2020

LitCon Vlog Contest Winner – Becky Fritz

November 11th, 2020|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on LitCon Vlog Contest Winner – Becky Fritz

Becky Fritz has won a free registration to LitCon 2021 – congratulations! How has professional development improved your practice and promoted equity, equality, and excellence for your students? by Becky Fritz Becky Fritz [...]

27 10, 2020

‘Roaming Around the Known’ with an Adult Learner

October 27th, 2020|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on ‘Roaming Around the Known’ with an Adult Learner

by Regie Routman   This past June I received an urgent phone request from an extended family member: Would I be willing to tutor him in reading and writing so he could improve as a [...]

25 09, 2020

It Only Takes One

September 25th, 2020|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on It Only Takes One

by Todd Nesloney   I often reflect back on my own personal reading journey when talking to other educators about how to inspire kids (and even adults) to read more.   I hated reading anything [...]

5 08, 2020

The Six-Word Memoir: A Tool for Distilling and Sharing Stories

August 5th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on The Six-Word Memoir: A Tool for Distilling and Sharing Stories

by Lisa Pinkerton, Linda Randall, and Amy Smith   Writing offers the possibility of catharsis and closure; justice and renewal. Writing is a way to seek and to offer support; a way to connect and [...]

22 05, 2020

Teaching Literacy in a Virtual World

May 22nd, 2020|Classroom Teaching, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Teaching Literacy in a Virtual World

by Kathleen A. Brown Three words come to mind as I think about my experiences and the experiences of my colleagues during this extraordinary time: Resilience, Reflection, and Resetting.   Resilience Resilience defined by Merriam [...]

22 04, 2020

Roaming Around the Unknown in the Wake of COVID-19

April 22nd, 2020|Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Roaming Around the Unknown in the Wake of COVID-19

by Amy Smith As I saw Drew’s cheerful face staring at me through my computer screen, I took a deep breath and thought, ”What do I know that might help me here?”. I knew it [...]

1 04, 2020

We Teach, What is Your Superpower?

April 1st, 2020|Classroom Teaching, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on We Teach, What is Your Superpower?

by Kim Reynolds   Every time I walk into my colleague’s classroom, I look up to one of my favorite signs: “I teach, what is your superpower?” As I started roaming with my second-round student, [...]

15 01, 2020

Building an Even Stronger Sense of Community at National Conference

January 15th, 2020|Latest News|Comments Off on Building an Even Stronger Sense of Community at National Conference

by Billy Molasso I’ve had an incredible welcome to the Reading Recovery community! As you may know, I joined RRCNA this past August as the new executive director at Jady Johnson’s retirement. I’m thankful for [...]

5 12, 2019

Responding to the Reading Wars: Everyone’s Job

December 5th, 2019|General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary|Comments Off on Responding to the Reading Wars: Everyone’s Job

by Patricia L. Scharer, Ph.D. The Reading Wars have a long, long history. Over the past 100 years, adversaries have argued for and against numerous approaches: whole word, literature-based reading, look-say method, sight words, Initial [...]