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Stay Curious

Inspired by Ted Lasso’s mantra, “Stay curious, not judgmental,” Julie Cox provides three questions she asks herself and students to remain innovative.

Sparking Curiosity: Developing Ownership of Learning Through “What If” Questions

Jodie Bailey encourages us to use “What if” questions in all content areas to give students the space to use their innate curiosity to engage in meaningful learning.

December 1, 2023: Care and Compassion

This week’s newsletter is about care and compassion.

Detours: A Reminder of the Humanity of Students

Gretchen Schroeder reminds us of the importance of checking in with students and gauging how they are feeling—and then responding with authenticity and joy.

Increasing Student Choice

We want students to be lifelong learners, eager to grow, and equipped to face challenges. For this to happen, we have to let the classroom be a place that reflects these qualities. Julie Cox offers three innovative ways to leave choice in the hands of students. In turn, they learn to trust themselves and their learning, and believe that they are capable of finding answers.

November 17, 2023: Supporting Writers

This week’s newsletter is about supporting writers.

Minilessons and Writing Instruction

Katie Linder reminds us of the importance of writing lessons to be predictable, efficient, and student-centered.

Plagued by Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an age-old issue, but with the emergence of AI tools, it’s plaguing our classrooms again. Vivian Chen offers three practical (and essential) approaches when working with writers.

November 10, 2023: Beat Overwhelm!

This week’s newsletter is about beating overwhelm!

Dealing with Overwhelm

Julie Cox offers three actionable ideas to fight frustration and take small steps to beat overwhelm.

November 3, 2023: Reading Instruction

This week’s newsletter is about reading instruction.

Three Archetypes as Advocates for the Science of Reading

Matt Renwick defines three archetypes of personalities he has observed who have incomplete understandings about the science of reading. Matt offers approaches to each person, and notes that no one person neatly fits into a simple archetype.

October 20, 2023: Tools to Empower Engagement

This week’s newsletter is about tools that empower engagement.

Creating a Teacher Notetaking System

Dana Murphy, a reading specialist, guides all teachers in ways to develop a notetaking system that works perfectly because it is personalized.

Anchor Charts: A Tool for Every Classroom

Leigh Anne Eck reflects on the importance of anchor charts and the way they help students be more independent.

October 13, 2023: Listening To and Hearing Students

This week’s newsletter is about listening to and hearing students.

October 6, 2023: Building Identity

This week’s newsletter is about building identity.

Using Self-Portraits as an Assessment Tool for Early Writers

Becca Burk guides us in using self-portraits as an assessment tool for early writers. Becca shares a rubric, self-portrait samples, and practical next steps for her kindergarten writers.

Fostering Math Identities with Picture Books

Mandy Robek uses picture books to help her students build their identities as mathematicians. Mandy shares the process and a book list.

Developing and Listening to Your Inner Voice During Minilessons

Katie Linder reminds us of the importance of listening to (or ignoring) our own inner voices when delivering whole-group instruction. Katie guides us in using our inner voices to make in-the-moment decisions that sharpen lessons.

September 29, 2023: Craft Moves

This week’s newsletter is about craft moves for writers.

September 22, 2023: AI and Literacy Instruction

This week’s newsletter is about AI and literacy.

September 15, 2023: Writing Is Necessary

This week’s newsletter is about the importance of writing.

The Art of Noticing: Have Your Students Played with Language Today?

Stella Villalba noticed her students were so busy writing quickly, they were not paying attention to crafting language. A student, Gabriela, turns to a book and asks for help to make her writing sound like the book. Stella uses this moment to slow down the class and create space to be inspired to write in beautiful ways.

Author Moves: More Than “Lots of Detail”

Julie Cox deconstructs craft moves—literally and figuratively—with her high school writers. If you are looking to move conversations about craft beyond “The author used a lot of good details,” then you’ll want to try Julie’s suggestions.

September 8, 2023: Nuances of Teaching Readers Part 2

This week’s newsletter is the second installment about the nuances of reading instruction.

Considerations for AI in the Classroom

Gretchen Schroeder considers the positive ways AI will influence her high school English classroom.

Leveraging AI in Elementary Literacy

David Pittman offers practical and timesaving tips for using AI to help make instructional plans. Need a rubric or discussion questions? David shows how using AI offers a springboard in creating tools for elementary literacy instruction.

September 1, 2023: Nuances of Teaching Readers

This week’s newsletter is about the nuances of reading instruction.

 Partnering Phonics and Poetry

Jen Court gets creative with using materials for more than one skill to layer in additional phonics instruction and practice. Jen provides a guide to think critically about reusing resources throughout the day and across content areas. Download the Planning Tool for Phonics Lessons.

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