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Debbie Miller on Asking Questions for New Possibilities in Teaching

What if we joined the ranks of the change makers and committed the time and effort it would take to change the narrative about how schools work? Could teachers be the ones to begin real conversations with each other and those in power?  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 9, 2018 12:05:51 PM

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)
Lauren Audet Aug 3, 2018 10:26:17 AM

How Does Understanding Texts and Readers Support Goal Setting and Strategy Selection?

In this video blog, Jen explains how Understanding Texts and Readers helps teachers set goals for readers and shows how to best select strategies to support those goals.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jul 26, 2018 4:22:47 PM

Writing to Change the World: Finding Focus and Meaning

When in the writing process do writers figure out a focus and decide on the point they want their writing to make?  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 11, 2018 2:00:02 PM

A Principal's Role in Building School Community

How can principals take on the role of instructional leader to build and lead the school community?  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Jun 11, 2018 7:03:00 AM

Changing Visions for Your Classroom

One of the biggest balancing acts of teaching is finding ways to be flexible in the often inflexible context in which you've found yourself.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 5, 2018 6:58:00 AM

Can We Teach Engagement?

Our ideas about engagement were for formed in early childhood by our parents, and have been solidified by what our teachers did to 'motivate' us. In classrooms now, many of these old notions are concretized by what our colleagues believe about motivation and engagement.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 1, 2018 11:48:44 AM

End of Year Reflection with Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle

In this video, Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle, coauthors of 180 Days, reflect back on the past year; what they got to, what they didn't, what they wished they had more time for, and most importantly, what went well.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 1, 2018 7:56:00 AM

Finding Writing Topics Your Students Love

In this video, Allison & Rebekah explain how simple it can be to get the creative juices flowing with inspiration from 'analysis in the wild'.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown May 31, 2018 10:57:27 AM

Keeping the Focus on the Kids

If we want kids to learn to comprehend others' identities and perspectives, those identities and perspectives must be shared. To do this productively while also maintaining a safe environment for our kids, we may need to modify our approach.  (continue reading)
Steph George May 28, 2018 6:30:00 AM

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