No Component is an Island, Continued

I recently conducted a webinar, sponsored by DMG, titled No Component is an Island. The response to the webinar was fantastic. Over 800 people registered for the webinar. This indicated to me that the topic may warrant a little more attention – a continued...

What is Your Practice Quotient?

It is impossible to overestimate the value of practice when developing or reinforcing a skill. It is baffling to me how many times we teach a skill and then move right on to teaching another skill before providing that critical, brain-necessary, access to...

Spring Classrooms – Time to Switch it Up!

Happy Spring! Spring brings vacation, a break from the daily routine, and time to rejuvenate and rebuild energy needed to support us through the rest of the school year. Spring brings new growth and a freshness outside. Let’s bring some of that newness and...

To Write or Not to Write. There is No Question!

There really is no question in teachers’ minds about whether to have their students write or not. “Yes!” is the most resounding answer. The real question is WHEN and HOW do I engage my students in the writing process? Teachers are bombarded with expectations for what...

The Launch – A Christening!

Hello! It is with a great big sigh of relief, nervous anticipation, and love, that I announce the launch of The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools: Instruction that Makes a Difference online course. I want to take a few moments on this New Year’s Eve Day, to reflect on...