- Mar 11, 2021
Re-Energizing Teaching by Igniting Your Imagination
by Pam Koutrakos Little actions create ripples. Those ripples have helped me find motivation and build momentum… which feels especially...
- Apr 17, 2020
Growing My Teaching Practice Through Professional Learning-- Social Distancing Style!
Along with all of the challenges of social distancing, I found one unexpected and exciting benefit: the appearance of new, virtual...
- Apr 7, 2020
Distance Learning with Fun and Purpose In Mind
Each day, I am in awe of the generosity, support, and love that educators, authors, librarians, and good people from all corners of our...
- Apr 6, 2020
Word Study At Home: Resources, Printables, Video Lessons, and Ideas for Joyful Word Exploring
Craving low-prep, playful, and inherently flexible ways to continue learning at home? Word exploring may be your answer! Investigating...
- Apr 1, 2020
Staying Busy- Beyond School and Academics
Katie Egan Cunningham was one of the first people to post sample home schedules to help us maintain some semblance of structure and...
- Oct 29, 2018
Introducing… Word Study That Sticks! (A Sneak Peek and a Giveaway)
When I was growing up, there was no word study in schools. We had phonics, and then spelling, and then word of the day. My classmates and...
- Mar 15, 2017
Feedback that Offers More
I hope my daughter never reads this post until she is a parent herself! She will uncover one of my favorite parenting...
Pam Koutrakos & Laura Sarsten
- Dec 21, 2016
Risk Seeking Throughout the Year: How Can We Maintain Momentum?
How do we get our students to continue to take risks that really matter? We are born curious. We ask questions. We explore possibilities....
- Nov 5, 2016
What Do Our Word Study Notebooks Look Like?
Many teachers I know (myself included) keep their own reading and writing notebooks. We want to show students that we live this work...
Laura Sarsten and Pam Koutrakos
- Oct 12, 2016
Becoming Risk Seekers: How Can We Start Exploring Possibilities?
This post was written by consultants Laura Sarsten and Pam Koutrakos. Have you ever wished you could bottle up that initial...