Educators Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith are co-authors of the new book, Reading Unbound. This interview with them is a special follow-up to the three-part series on developing life-long readers that I published earlier this week.
February 2014 Archives
The new "question-of-the-week" is: Why do teachers avoid, or leave, high poverty urban public schools and what can be done to improve the situation?
Jason Flom and many readers share their suggestions on how to develop life-long readers.
Educators Kristi Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli, Kathy Barclay and Cindi Rigsbee contribute their thoughts on how to help develop life-long readers.
Donalyn Miller, Mark Barnes and Christopher Lehman contribute their suggestions on how we can help develop life-long readers.
This week's question-of-the-week is "I am a college student currently in a children's literature class so my question is...How will I get my early elementary students engaged in reading? What strategies can I use to make sure they will fully understand the books we read? How can I ensure that I will create life-long readers?"
Today, Tanya Baker from The National Writing Project discusses implications The Maker Movement has for different content areas, National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau elaborates further on its connect to STEM, and Leslie Texas and Tammy Jones make a connection to Project-Based Learning.
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager provide explain The Maker Movement in Part One of a two-part series on the topic.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: "How can schools best embrace the Maker Movement to promote inquiry and learning seven days a week?" Please share your responses in the comments or via email.
In this final post in a three-part series on teaching character, educator and author Lester L. Laminack shares his thoughts, as do many readers. Larry also posts a related chart as "food-for-thought."