Finding ways for learners to communicate what they know from life and the books they read has been a crucial part of Andie Cunningham’s work within literacy. Andie is a literacy coach in Portland, Oregon. She is also National Courage and Renewal facilitator, and consistently brings Courage to Teach to the professionals with whom she works.
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Andie Cunningham and one of her kindergarten students share something in common at the start of the school year — tears as they struggle to find their place in a new community.
Andie Cunningham shares a simple and creative professional development activity that melds storytelling, art, and listening.
Andie Cunningham deals with the tension of welcoming an unhappy parent into her kindergarten classroom.
Andie Cunningham finds watercolors are the perfect tool for learning in a study group on a dreary winter day.
How can you lead a discussion about assessment without getting bogged down in minutia? Andie Cunningham shares a protocol that sparks participation with the drawback of one or two people (or assessment tools) dominating the conversation.
Quiet kindergartners can be a challenge to understand when they are in the beginning stages of learning social and academic norms. Andie Cunningham uses observation to make sense of five-year-old Sierra’s learning.
Books can help children deal with the toughest challenges in life. In a new booklist, Andie Cunningham shares her top picks for stories about characters grappling with the death of a loved one.
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