Recently, Tim Shanahan blogged about his top 10 pet peeves when it comes to teaching reading, and per his style, it took two separate pos...
The work of teaching and learning is big, now more than ever, and teachers are feeling that pressure in big ways. Everything feels urgent an...
  I ran across this idea recently and I've been thinking about it nonstop since. When I'm teaching, and I pose a question to the stu...
Kayla Stephens, who teaches 5th grade at Salem Elementary, had a Language Dive success recently that was too good not to share.  Instead of...
  When my middle son was little, I was distracted and in a hurry to get some dinner on the table one night. (Sound familiar?) I plopped him ...
  It's catchy. And if you've been in education for any length of time, you've heard this one. "First kids learn to read, an...
  It's no secret that there are a lot of anchor charts in EL. Like, A LOT. We need to create them judiciously so that we don't overl...