Julie Johnson is a literacy coach in Hilliard, Ohio and has taught for over 20 years. She is a teacher-consultant with the National Writing Project, a recipient of the NCTE Donald Graves writing award, and is the author of the blog Raising Readers and Writers.
Julie Johnson demonstrates how teachers can help students think through issues of audience during writing workshops.
Julie Johnson gives a coach's perspective on conflict with a teacher and how it was resolved.
Julie Johnson experiences a horrible moment as a literacy coach, and realizes she needs to slow down and prioritize her time in new ways.
Julie Johnson has advice on classroom uses of tech resources.
Julie Johnson fails in an attempt to assess two kindergartners, and over time learns a lot about trust and the children's abilities from observing them and listening to their teacher.
Julie Johnson moves from a teaching to a coaching and intervention position, and finds the move requires some rethinking about her library of books.
Julie Johnson introduces blogging to teachers in a digital learning class, and shares “mentor blog” resources to help any teacher get started with blogging.
Julie Johnson shares some practical tips for helping teachers with little tech savvy find ways into the digital world.
Julie Johnson provides helpful tips and a letter for parents to help keep students safe on the Internet.
Julie Johnson reflects on how technology is changing her own reading community, and builds on this knowledge to connect readers and writers in her classroom with others through the Internet.
Julie Johnson writes about renewal and staying centered during tough teaching times.
Julie Johnson rekindles her love affair with math when she incorporates journals and sees her students become more adept at organizing and explaining their thinking.
Julie Johnson explains how a family history inquiry project in her 1st grade classroom built technology, literacy, and research skills as students explored many cultures.
Julie Johnson explains how a family history inquiry project in her first-grade classroom builds technology, literacy, and research skills as students explored many cultures. This article is the second in a two-part series.
Julie Johnson shares the professional development plan and experiences that led to her school's evolution into a model writing school.
Julie Johnson documents the continuing evolution of her learning community as a model writing school.