Julie Johnson

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.

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The Importance of Audience

Julie Johnson demonstrates how teachers can help students think through issues of audience during writing workshops.

Conflict: A Coach’s Perspective

Julie Johnson gives a coach's perspective on conflict with a teacher and how it was resolved.

Good Intentions Gone Wrong

Julie Johnson experiences a horrible moment as a literacy coach, and realizes she needs to slow down and prioritize her time in new ways.

Choosing the Right Tool for Your Message

Julie Johnson has advice on classroom uses of tech resources.

Writer-ish

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.

Repurposing a Classroom Library for Coaching and Intervention: Hooking Reluctant Readers in Grades 3-5

Julie Johnson moves from a teaching to a coaching and intervention position, and finds the move requires some rethinking about her library of books.

Teacher Blogs in the Digital World

Julie Johnson introduces blogging to teachers in a digital learning class, and shares “mentor blog” resources to help any teacher get started with blogging.

Inviting Teachers into the Digital World

Julie Johnson shares some practical tips for helping teachers with little tech savvy find ways into the digital world.

Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet

Julie Johnson provides helpful tips and a letter for parents to help keep students safe on the Internet.

Using Technology to Connect Young Readers and Writers

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.

Teacher Vulnerability

Julie Johnson writes about renewal and staying centered during tough teaching times.

Math Journals

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.

Family History Inquiry Project: Integrating Technology with Social Studies in First Grade

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.

The Nuts and Bolts of the Family Inquiry Project

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.

Creating a Model Writing School

Julie Johnson shares the professional development plan and experiences that led to her school's evolution into a model writing school.

Creating a Model Writing School . . . Next Steps

Julie Johnson documents the continuing evolution of her learning community as a model writing school.

Connecting with Students at Home

Julie Johnson learns some important lessons about connecting with students remotely, and few of them are about technology.

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