- Mar 1, 2016
GOING ON ADVENTURES WITH FRIENDS
This post was written by first grade teacher Heather Frank. Among first grade students and teachers, our realistic fiction unit is one of...
- Feb 15, 2016
POWERFUL READING STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS LEARNING ENGLISH IN THE READING WORKSHOP
This post is written by literacy consultant Patty McGee. Today I visited Pam Koutrakos, third grade teacher. She was beaming as she...
- Feb 9, 2016
STARTING A UNIT OF STUDY? IMMERSION SUPPORTS INDEPENDENCE
This post is written by literacy consultant Danielle Larsen. It is sometimes easy to forget the uneasiness that can come when something...
Laura Sarsten & Pam Koutrakos
- Jan 26, 2016
FUELING OUR SPIRITS: REFLECTING & COLLABORATING TO JUMPSTART THE NEW YEAR
This post is written by Laura Sarsten & Pam Koutrakos. The New Year has been long-regarded as the time for a “fresh start.” It is the...
- Dec 30, 2015
FOUR MOVES TO SUPPORT READERS
On Being a Miner, a Mirror, a Model, and a Mentor It’s exciting to see students taking on roles that show a high level of ownership and...
- Oct 15, 2015
CELEBRATING THE WAYS TEACHERS SHOW UP AS LEARNERS
One of the privileges of my job is that I get to sit with teachers during professional development sessions, workshops, and study groups...