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The Art of Slow Reading: A Conversation with Tom Newkirk (PODCAST)

In this podcast Brenda Power talks with Tom Newkirk about what has been lost and what is truly meant by “slow reading.”

Writing and the Common Core with Bud Hunt (PODCAST)

Bud Hunt talks about what teachers need to know when it comes to teaching writing and the Common Core.

Creating a Coaching Culture with Jane Kise (PODCAST)

Jane Kise talks about team building and how to create a coaching culture in schools.

Katherine Casey on Coaching in Classrooms (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Katherine Casey shares her wisdom on classroom modeling for coaches that really works because both teacher and coach have clarity on the purpose and practice.

Georgia Heard on the Common Core (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Georgia Heard talks about the possibilities for the Common Core when teachers bring their own passion, heart and poetry to the discussions.

Skype an Author with Kate Messner (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Kate Messner points out the cost and kid benefits for skyping with an author.

What Matters Most: A Conversation with Samantha Bennett (PODCAST)

Samantha Bennett is the author of That Workshop Book: New Systems and Structures for Classrooms That Read, Write, and Think, and works with teachers and literacy leaders across the country to create vibrant school learning communities. In this podcast, she chats with Franki Sibberson about what matters most in schools.

Lester Laminack on Reading Like a Writer (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Franki Sibberson chats with Lester Laminack about how he reads as a writer, and what teachers might do to develop this skill in their students. Lester is the author of beloved books for children and teachers, including Saturdays and Teacakes and Unwrapping the Read Aloud.

Jigsaw Jones and Advocating for Kids: A Conversation with James Preller (PODCAST)

Popular children's book author James Preller talks about his series Jigsaw Jones and being an advocate for kids.

Getting the Most Out of Visiting a Colleague’s Classroom (PODCAST)

Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan talk with Franki Sibberson about strategies for getting the most out of observing in a colleague’s classroom.

Kelly Gallagher on Readicide (PODCAST)

High school teacher and best-selling author Kelly Gallagher talks about "readicide" – what teachers and schools do to systematically kill a love of reading in students.

More Thoughtful Test Preparation: A Conversation with Patrick Allen (PODCAST)

How can teachers connect thoughtful literacy workshops with test preparation?  Patrick Allen has suggestions in this podcast.

Sharon Taberski on Book Choice (PODCAST)

Sharon Taberski talks about the teacher’s role in helping students make smart and thoughtful book choices.

Catching Struggling Readers Before They Fall with Pat Johnson and Katie Keier (PODCAST)

Pat Johnson and Katie Keier share their thoughts on how a comprehensive literacy approach best meets the needs of all learners, especially those students who struggle.

Sharon Taberski on Comprehension Instruction (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Sharon Taberski chats with Franki Sibberson about comprehension instruction across the grades.

Patrick Allen on Conferring (PODCAST)

Patrick Allen talks about the value of conferring, and what he does to build his conferring skills.

Tech Tools for Our Youngest Learners with Kathy Cassidy (PODCAST)

Kathy Cassidy has the tips and tools of the trade for increasing technology in developmentally appropriate way for little ones.

Donalyn Miller on Engaging Readers (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Franki Sibberson chats with Donalyn Miller about how she defines “engaged” reading, and the teacher’s role in motivating readers.

Knowing Students Beyond Test Data with Kathy Collins (PODCAST)

Yes, test data can tell us about students. And yes, there is much, much more. Kathy Collins emphasizes pulling back and getting a wider angle on students in this podcast.

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan on Assessments, Data, and Balance (PODCAST)

As the data pours in throughout the year, it’s hard to keep a sense of balance and purpose.  Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan chat with Franki Sibberson in this podcast about data and balance.

Aimee Buckner on Nonfiction in Student Notebooks (PODCAST)

Aimee Buckner always has notebooks on her mind and we’re glad because she’s upping the nonfiction and modifying for specific learners’ needs. She’ll tell you more in this podcast.

Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan on Getting the Most Out of Grade-Level Team Meetings (PODCAST)

In this podcast, Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan, the founders of Teachers for Teachers, talk with Franki Sibberson about how to link grade level team meetings with student achievement, and build stronger teaching communities at the same time.

Kathy Collins on Literacy Homework (PODCAST)

Kathy Collins reconsiders homework for personal and professional reasons in this podcast and generates ideas for homework resulting in fewer tears and more authentic learning.

Patrick Carman on Books and Multimedia (PODCAST)

Patrick Carman is the author of some fascinating multimedia novels for young readers.

The Amazing School Librarian: An Interview with John Schumacher (PODCAST)

Franki Sibberson interviews extraordinary school librarian and blogger  John Schumacher in an inspiring podcast that will get you thinking in new ways about school librarians and their role in your learning community.

Mary Lee Hahn – Read Alouds to Build Community Early in the Year (PODCAST)

Mary Lee Hahn shares her favorite read alouds for building community at the start of the year.

Jennifer Allen on Working with New Teachers (PODCAST)

New teachers need thoughtful support – Jennifer Allen has suggestions on how to provide that assistance in this podcast.

Jennifer Allen on Working with Veteran Teachers (PODCAST)

Jennifer Allen has developed some innovative support systems for veteran teachers. She shares her insights in this podcast.

Ann Marie Corgill on Launching Writer’s Workshop (PODCAST)

Ann Marie Corgill has advice for launching writer's workshop in this podcast.

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