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Anna Cockerille

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Taking What We Learned in Reading and Writing This Year to Reflect and Plan for Next Year

The final moments of summer break are upon us, and even for some, these moments are over and another school year is underway. The cusp of a new year can be an invaluable time to pause and consciously call up data and observations from last year as you plan for the year to come  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Aug 14, 2018 3:43:13 PM

Reflecting on the August TC Reading Institute (K-8)

This week, thousands of educators are gathering with The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College at Columbia University to learn, to think, and to share on the topic of the Teaching of Reading.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Aug 7, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Reflecting on the August Teachers College Writing Institute

This week is the August Writing Institute at The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. There, Thousands of educators from all over the country and world are learning, thinking and writing together.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 31, 2018 9:10:42 AM

Getting Kids' Writing from Meh to Amehzing: Using Exemplars, Models & Demos with Power (K-8)

As the saying goes, “Well done is better than well said.” Nowhere is modeling more important than in the teaching of writing.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 24, 2018 1:46:18 PM

Mini to Extreme Makeovers: Classroom Library Edition (K-8)

If your classroom library is still a work in progress, don’t worry - with some planning, organization, and creativity, you can turn your classroom library into a truly inspiring place.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 17, 2018 11:13:23 AM

Ways to Orient and Immerse Yourself with Upper and Middle Grade Must-Reads (5-8)

A classroom library is the at the heart of reading instruction. The kinds of texts students encounter in their library will help shape the kinds of readers they become.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jul 10, 2018 10:12:28 AM

Reflecting on the June TC Reading Institute

This Wednesday night, TCRWP staff developers Samantha Barratt and Anna Sheehan will lead a chat on ways to integrate the learning of the June reading institute into new teaching practices and gear up for the best possible start to the coming school year.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 26, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Reflecting on the June Teachers College Writing Institute (K-8)

This week, institute season kicks off at The Reading and Writing Project, as thousands of educators gather at Teachers College in New York City to reflect upon, reinvigorate, and refine their teaching of writing.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 19, 2018 9:36:48 AM

Recharge, Renew, Reflect: Using the Summer Months to Make the Next School Year the Best Ever (K-8)

If you are an educator with some time away from school this summer, hopefully you are using a lot of it to recharge. This time to re-anchor to what energizes you is crucial and much-needed.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 12, 2018 10:02:52 AM

Summer is for Reading: Making Vacation Reading Accessible and Irresistible, K-8

As we move into the summer months, many kids will have a lot of hours to fill. As teachers, we have a lot of power to make sure that at least some of kids’ time this summer is taken up with reading.  (continue reading)
Anna Cockerille Jun 5, 2018 11:00:45 AM

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