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Lauren Audet

Recent Posts:

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)

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)

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)

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)

5 Ways to Increase Book Access Using Bookrooms at the Beginning of the School Year

Here are a few ways literacy leaders can help support classroom teachers at the beginning of the school year.  (continue reading)

Encouraging Mathematical Confidence

There is a pervasive belief in our culture that being good at math is an innate ability. As teachers, we need to reinforce a growth mindset in our students. Here's where you can start...  (continue reading)

The Best Way to Bring Flexible Comprehension Instruction To Your Classroom

Sometimes it can be hard to imagine how you might infuse deeper comprehension work into your district- mandated curriculum or instructional framework. If this sounds familiar...  (continue reading)

10 Ways to Plan, Design, and Prep Your Classroom Library for The New School Year

As you make plans for a new year with your students, you might be thinking about your classroom library. How can you make your library more engaging for your students? What should you consider as you think about giving your classroom library a reboot?  (continue reading)

A Peek at A Novel Approach Videos: Mini Lesson, Conferring, and Read Aloud with Kate Roberts

Here, Kate Roberts shares just a few extended classroom clips from her book, A Novel Approach. In this blog, you'll get a chance to watch Kate confer with two different students, and see how Kate structures a mini-less and read aloud.  (continue reading)

Your Pre-Publication Glimpse into The First Two Classroom Essentials Series Books

We're excited to announce that pre-publication sample chapters are now available for the first two books in the Classroom Essential Series, A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences by Carl Anderson and A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Readers by Katie Wood Ray with Lisa Cleaveland.  (continue reading)

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