It is so exciting to see how for the first time in education's history our standards will truly match what reading instruction research says works. We are moving into a new era of education and I am thrilled to be a part of this change. Thinking is essential! We must create environments where learners are able to be curious! Students have to be constantly reading, writing, thinking and TALKING!
Stephanie Harvey’s workshop was titled,” Passion and Wonder are Contagious!” This is so true! My goal is to model for my young learners how to be curious about the wonderful world we live in.
I learned from Debbie Miller to let the students be a part of the discovery and figure it out. Let them try first and then guide students with what they need after you discover what they can do!
I am sure you know by now how much I love books. So I was tempted by tons of great books this week at the workshop. I couldn’t resist several. I will share a couple of my new purchases to add to my nightstand.
I am presently reading:
Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller
The crazy thing is now that I have listened to Debbie Miller. I can hear her sweet voice, as I read this book about beliefs, aligning practice, and taking action.
I can't wait to read: Comprehension Going Forward Debbie Miller, Stephanie Harvey and Chris Tovani all have chapters in this book. Many incredible reading instruction authors and researchers have chapters.
Of course, I had to get autographs!
I will leave you with one last thing to think about as you prepare for your learners. What are we asking kids to do? Is it purposeful, authentic, meaningful and in real time? Who is doing the reading writing and thinking in your classroom? This person is getting smarter.