Mandy Robek

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Mandy Robek has been teaching for over 20 years.  She has taught kindergarten, first, and third grade, and currently teaches second grade where she finds guiding readers and writers fascinating.  Mandy has degrees from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and The Ohio State University.  You can follow Mandy at her blog Enjoy and Embrace Learning, on Twitter @mandyrobek and on Instagram @mandyrobek_edu.

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Adjusting to COVID: A Minimalist Classroom

Mandy Robek adjusts her mindset of preparing her classroom according to COVID guidelines and discovers an open heart and mind as she prepares a “minimalist classroom.”

Word Work Podcast with Mandy Robek

Mandy Robek discusses word work on the podcast.

Using Shared Writing to Nudge Students Toward Conventional Spelling

Mandy Robek shares the tools she uses to transition students to more conventional spelling.

Digital Reading Strategies

Mandy Robek reflects on her identity as a digital and print reader and offers strategies to support students reading digital texts.

Picture Books for Mental Wellness

Mandy Robek learns a lot about worry from her daughter, and discovers a treasure trove of picture books to promote mental wellness and help students cope with difficult emotions.

Letting Students Organize Informational Books

Mandy Robek is a little nervous about setting her students loose to organize informational texts, but she couldn’t be more pleased by what they learned in the process.

Reassuring Worried Children with Picture Books

Mandy Robek learns a lot about worry from her daughter, and at the same time discovers a treasure trove of children’s books to help students overcome worries.


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