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29 03, 2021

Just Choosing Diverse Books is Not Enough: Let’s Make Curriculum Connections

March 29th, 2021|General Education, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Just Choosing Diverse Books is Not Enough: Let’s Make Curriculum Connections

by Dr. Towanda Harris   I have the great honor of being an adjunct professor for early childhood undergraduate students at a Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) in Georgia. For those who don’t know, [...]

18 03, 2021

Learning Loss-Myth or Reality (Check)

March 18th, 2021|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on Learning Loss-Myth or Reality (Check)

by Kathleen A. Brown   Learning Loss: one of the many topics of conversation in the education world of the pandemic. As school districts across the nation are working tirelessly to open schools, many are [...]

26 02, 2021

LitCon 2021: A Remarkable Conference in a Remarkable Year with a Remarkable Community of Learners

February 26th, 2021|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|Comments Off on LitCon 2021: A Remarkable Conference in a Remarkable Year with a Remarkable Community of Learners

by Amy Smith LitCon2021 is in the books, but we are still riding a wave of excitement about our first virtual conference. Within hours of the opening general session, I began to receive texts and [...]

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     [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]