Debbie Miller taught and learned from children in the Denver Public Schools for over 30 years. She is the author of Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, and Taking Action, Reading with Meaning, and the video series Happy Reading! and The Joy of Conferring. Her latest book is What’s the Best That Could Happen?
When it comes to producing independent readers and writers in classrooms, it’s all about the language we use. Debbie Miller has practical suggestions for bringing out the best in children.
Debbie Miller's wonderful essay is great to read when you're feeling rushed, and want to hit the "pause button" to remind yourself of what really matters in the classroom.
Debbie Miller explains how the language we use with students conveys our appreciation for their thinking.
Debbie Miller advocates for involving children in the organization of materials for readers and writers in the classroom.
Debbie Miller questions what our classrooms say about our beliefs and practices, and suggests how to bring our designs into closer alignment with our values.