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5 Tips to Reduce Any Pre-Conference Anxiety

I know that evaluation is stressful and it’s hard not to feel like being judged. Five tips to focus your pre-conference, pre-observed lesson energies.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 24, 2018 6:40:00 AM

Taking Ownership of Our Teaching

Taking ownership of our teaching and children’s learning changes everything. We own it when things go well, and we own it when they don’t.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 20, 2018 7:40:00 AM

Reading with Presence Read Aloud Podcast with Marilyn Pryle

In her new book “Reading with Presence” Marilyn Pryle tackles the causes of disengaged learning and provides tangible solutions that provide students a safe space to share ideas and engage confidently.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Perusing The Farmers' Market Like a Scientist

Farmers’ Markets are resplendent with opportunities to see the crosscutting concepts. To get you thinking about the crosscutting concepts in books related to food systems and Farmers’ Markets, here’s a start...  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 19, 2018 6:36:00 AM

The Goals of Conferring in Mathematics

In math, children are solving problems, and the journey to a solution is more valuable than the destination. Conferring in math asks, “Where are you?” and “Where could you go next?” rather than “Where should you be?” or “What would I do next?”  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 18, 2018 10:18:04 AM

Vocabulary, Word Study, and Its Place In and Out of Workshop

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, staff developers Mike Ochs and Celena Larkey will lead a discussion on the place of vocabulary and word study in and out of workshop. This duo is sure to bring a wide range of expertise to the chat.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Sep 18, 2018 6:44:00 AM

When It Comes to Assessing Readers, It's All About the Books!

We can all agree that in the life of a reader, the right book at the right time makes all the difference. But how do we know which book? What time is the right time? How do we assess both a reader’s growth and identity? How do we fit it all in?  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 18, 2018 6:25:00 AM

Understanding Texts & Readers Podcast with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re making sense of comprehension. In Understanding Texts & Readers New York Times Best-Selling author author Jennifer Serravallo narrows the distance between assessment and instruction.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Susan Engel on The Children You Teach

To be a good teacher, you need to be smart, energetic, and knowledgeable, and you need to really like kids. But that’s not enough.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Sep 17, 2018 6:54:00 AM

Reader and Text Variables That Impact Comprehension

Educators have relied on levels as a valuable tool to help them match students to texts they can read independently with fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. However, the truth is that leveling books and using levels as a tool to match students to texts isn’t as straightforward as we might hope  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 14, 2018 8:43:00 AM

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