administration, being a teacher, Literacy, Reading, Reading Identity

Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

I originally wrote this post in 2015 and thought it needed an update, so here you are. Dear administrators, whether principal, coaches, or anyone else who supports reading education outside of the classroom. I have been pleading with teachers for a few years to please help students become passionate readers.  I have given as many ideas as I… Continue reading Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

Be the change, being a teacher, Literacy, Reading, Reading Identity

A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction

It appears that in our quest to make sure students can comprehend what they read that we have lost our common sense.  That we have started listening much more to programs, politicians, and shoddy research than the very kids who the programs are happening to.  That we have pushed the ideas of teachers aside, of… Continue reading A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction

being a teacher, Literacy, Reading, Reading Identity, student choice, Student dreams

The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers

Choice. The number one thing all the students I have polled through the years want the most when it comes to reading.  No matter how I phrase the question, this answer in all of its versions is always at the top.  Sometimes pleading, sometimes demanding, sometimes just stated as a matter of fact; please let… Continue reading The Reading Rules We Would Never Follow as Adult Readers