Choice Literacy podcasts feature contributors to the site, as well as other top teacher authors in literacy education. Please note that we are in the process of relaunching our podcast program in the spring of 2019 -- watch for updates and new installments to be announced soon.
In this podcast, Doug Fisher discusses how vocabulary fits into the Common Core State Standards.
Diane Sweeney talks about the importance of focusing more on student work and less on teacher plans and lessons for literacy coaches.
In this podcast, Bob Tschannen-Moran uses the strategy of imaginative listening to process an unsettling interaction Heather Rader had with a colleague.
In this podcast, Ellin Keene shares her thinking about linking oral language and literacy development.
In this podcast, Ellin Keene poses important questions to herself about true understanding and its relationship to language in the classroom.
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.
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.
In this podcast, Kate Messner points out the cost and kid benefits for skyping with an author.
In this podcast, Ruth Ayres is no stranger to working hard to find time to write, but that’s why it’s important that we do.
In this podcast, Kate Messner expresses her empathy for how hard revision can be and finds joy in the challenge for all writers.
Ruth Ayres talks about the importance of writing celebrations, with tips on how to create a festive mood even before students have written anything “fancy” in the classroom.
Katherine Casey explains why she shares her teaching blunders (on video, no less) with colleagues, and what she has learned from the process.
In this podcast Brenda Power talks with Tom Newkirk about what has been lost and what is truly meant by “slow reading.”
Bud Hunt talks about what teachers need to know when it comes to teaching writing and the Common Core.
Jane Kise talks about team building and how to create a coaching culture in schools.
Patrick Carman is the author of some fascinating multimedia novels for young readers.
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.
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.
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.
Popular children's book author James Preller talks about his series Jigsaw Jones and being an advocate for kids.
Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan talk with Franki Sibberson about strategies for getting the most out of observing in a colleague’s classroom.
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.
How can teachers connect thoughtful literacy workshops with test preparation? Patrick Allen has suggestions in this podcast.
Sharon Taberski talks about the teacher’s role in helping students make smart and thoughtful book choices.
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.
In this podcast, Sharon Taberski chats with Franki Sibberson about comprehension instruction across the grades.
Patrick Allen talks about the value of conferring, and what he does to build his conferring skills.
Kathy Cassidy has the tips and tools of the trade for increasing technology in developmentally appropriate way for little ones.
In this podcast, Franki Sibberson chats with Donalyn Miller about how she defines “engaged” reading, and the teacher’s role in motivating readers.
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.
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