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Ashley Puffer

Recent Posts:

Resources to Support Units of Study in Blended or Virtual Classrooms

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project community has developed resources that will help you rise to the challenge of the 2020-21 school year.  (continue reading)

From China to Nebraska: One Teacher's Journey During COVID-19

Jamie Nelsen, a second-grade teacher at Shekou International School in China, shares her experience with remote teaching and the journey that led her there  (continue reading)

Digital Support for the Units of Study

We have now posted a digital Units of Study book for each grade level (K-5, middle grades) in the Online Resources for each of the grade-level units.  (continue reading)

Teaching and Leading In the Midst of COVID-19: View Recordings from Lucy Calkins' Office Hours

Lucy Calkins and colleagues discuss the challenges involved with teaching and leading during the coronavirus and answer attendees questions.  (continue reading)

Join Us for TCRWP Office Hours with Lucy Calkins

The popular Office Hours webinar series from Lucy Calkins and the TCRWP will resume on February 6th, 4:00–5:00 PM (ET).  (continue reading)

Lucy Calkins Discusses the Backstory of Writing Workshop

In this sample chapter from Lucy Calkins' highly anticipated Teaching Writing, Lucy discusses how she came to the field of writing instruction.  (continue reading)

The Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 3)

This excerpt from A Guide to the Phonics Units of Study focuses on the importance of high engagement and supporting all members of a learning community.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 2)

This week we discuss two of the guiding principles of the Units of Study in Phonics: 1) a lean, efficient curriculum, and 2) going beyond item knowledge.  (continue reading)

The Guiding Principles Behind the Units of Study in Phonics (Part 1)

The following excerpt from the Guide describes 2 of the principles behind the phonics units: teaching for transfer and building on the research of experts.  (continue reading)

Take a Look Inside Leading Well, Lucy Calkins’ New Book for School Leaders

Read an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Lucy Calkins' new book for school leaders. In this chapter, you’ll find: ways to make time for teachers to plan together, tips to ensure collaborative groups go well, ways to anticipate and dissipate resistance, and more.  (continue reading)

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