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Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

#EduJoy
Peter Reynolds, Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Kathryn Otoshi join our Book Ambassador, JoEllen McCarthy, for an on-air and on-twitter #TheEdCollab chat! Share this: ... Read more
Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Leading Learners
“…as instructional coaches, before we can begin to raise others to excellence, we need to be grounded at our own core.” – Dr. Dana Stachowiak ... Read more
Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Your Next Lesson
“adolescents are awesome and also hardly focused on us at all. Ha. So, make lots of time to engage students in thinking…” – Christopher Lehman ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Posts
Our students should never be defined as a number. In order to ensure this, we triangulate our data. We use multiple sources of data to dig deeper and ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Get Schooled: Sketchnoting, Doodling, and the Power of Visual Note Taking

Gathering Guest Post: Get Schooled: Sketchnoting, Doodling, and the Power of Visual Note Taking

Makers and Spaces
We’ve all experienced those cringe-worthy moments in our teaching lives that we would prefer to forget, but that we seem to fixate on during those moments when we should be ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Disciplinary Literacy: Inquiring Minds Want to Know…More!

Gathering Guest Post: Disciplinary Literacy: Inquiring Minds Want to Know…More!

Gathering Guest Posts
“Sometimes it takes only one word, sometimes a sentence, sometimes only a picture, and the hands pop up and the questions pour out.” – Rebecca Marsick, Lauren Francese, Barbara Robbins, ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Somewhere in My Education

#AgeOfLiteracy: Somewhere in My Education

#AgeOfLiteracy
“So I hope today, that you will look in the mirror and tell yourself that your words should be heard. That your words deserve a larger audience than just ... Read more
#AgeofLiteracy: Do Less In Order to Do more

#AgeofLiteracy: Do Less In Order to Do more

#AgeOfLiteracy
To be a leader in literacy—whether that be leading a classroom or leading a school—often takes the courage to say, “wait just a minute.” — Christopher Lehman ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Social Justice Literacy Leadership that Values Equity and Sustainability

#AgeOfLiteracy: Social Justice Literacy Leadership that Values Equity and Sustainability

#AgeOfLiteracy
“A focus on equity in social justice literacy leadership ensures inclusion and student achievement because it prioritizes fairness, which is about making sure that all students get access to the ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Want Better Writers? Make More Time for Independent Reading

#AgeOfLiteracy: Want Better Writers? Make More Time for Independent Reading

#AgeOfLiteracy
“Independent reading time, where students get to explore and uncover books, rejecting some books and accepting others, is much needed not just for developing a love of reading, but also ... Read more

#AgeOfLiteracy: Three Rules for Literacy Leadership

#AgeOfLiteracy
“Change isn’t a sprint. Literacy leaders need to take a marathon approach to leading their educators through change.” -Heather Rocco Share this: ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Read Aloud. Change the World.

#AgeOfLiteracy: Read Aloud. Change the World.

#AgeOfLiteracy, Book Ambassador
“Books connect us. There may be some days that stand out more than others, but…. any day of the year, we can all do our part to read aloud and ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Can’t Read vs. Won’t Read: Reading Engagement and African American Males

#AgeOfLiteracy: Can’t Read vs. Won’t Read: Reading Engagement and African American Males

Makers and Spaces
“It is time to flip the script on the idea that African American males do not seek rich literary lives. Although often portrayed as an academically disengaged group, literacy has ... Read more
Gathering Guests: Poetry Love

Gathering Guests: Poetry Love

Gathering Guest Posts
April brings many things: jokes, showers, taxes. But the most beautiful gifts of April come on poem feet. April is National Poetry Month, with Poem in Your Pocket ... Read more