Education, Literacy, reading

New #NerdyBookClub Post: The In-Between

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your summer! Here is my latest post on the Nerdy Book Club blog about the things that happen when I'm "in-between" books. I'd love to know--what are your "in-between" behaviors? (Please share in the comments below!): https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/the-in-between-by-shawna-coppola/

Education, learning, Literacy, reading, writing

(UPDATED!) Expecting Too Much–and Too Little–of Literacy Teachers

I was reading a professional text recently that, in many ways, moved me to nod my head so frequently as I was reading that I looked like one of those bobble head turtles that you find at every craft fair and flea market. There was so much I loved about what the authors had to say about… Continue reading (UPDATED!) Expecting Too Much–and Too Little–of Literacy Teachers

Education, learning, Literacy

A Better Summer Slide Graphic?

Well, folks, it's that time of year! Time when we reflect on the past school year, dream about all of the ways we will be a better teacher come September, and curse the custodial staff for refusing to let us install air conditioners in our classrooms. It's also that time of year when we begin… Continue reading A Better Summer Slide Graphic?