It appears not a day goes by that doesn’t present another headline, article, social media post, or blog describing the tremendous stress and daily pressures of being in the classroom. These are often accompanied by the astonishing numbers of teachers who are leaving the profession.
If you haven’t read Jacqueline Woodson’s The Year We Learned to Fly yet, I suggest you order it from your library or independent bookstore. Once it is in your hands, find a quiet place to savor Woodson’s words illuminated by Rafael López’s vibrant illustrations. Hear
Consider this four-part collaborative inquiry process to guide our new normal.
We have seen a significant strain on the education system. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced a wide-range of student needs requiring social-emotional supports, innovative approaches for student engagement and more impactful strategies
I used to think I needed to use a different text for each strategy I taught. I spent hours upon hours searching for the “perfect” book for each lesson. I would ask my colleagues questions like, “What text do you use to teach fill-in-the-blank strategy
When we come into classrooms with curiosity, our minds are open to possibility.
You probably already know this, but your classroom walkthroughs and formal observations are not working as you might hope. Yes, they can be effective in evaluating your overall schoolwide literacy initiative. However, checklists
Goal setting is a vital part of amplifying student learning and motivation.
What kind of education do our students deserve now? Alongside all the other things students have been asked to give up during the pandemic—their time with friends, their learning environment, their activities—we’ve also asked
Innovation and transformation have always been part of education. Changing lives and making a difference are part of our work. We want things to be different, better, improved for our learners and society. However, innovation and transformation are often the ‘icing on the cake’ activities