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 emerging 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.

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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.

What Writers Need

Mandy Robek commits to two weeks of focused daily writing, and then translates what she learns about what writers need to classroom practice.

Poetry Read-Alouds During Transitions

Mandy Robek finds quick poetry read-alouds are a great way to transition between activities in her second-grade classroom and build a love of poems.


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