Occasionally Words Resemble a Scramble of Letters

I remember being assigned to independently read The Scarlet Letter in my 12th grade AP Literature class. I also recall reading the first few pages and being a bit taken back by what felt like an archaic language. It was the first time I had read a book that forced me...

What We Can Learn from Squirrels

I’ve been “carrying” this video around with me in my own cognitive backpack for weeks thinking about all the different ways it can serve as a metaphor for the work we do in schools. I’ve shared it with literacy coaches as a platform to discuss...

Let Students Measure to Increase Learning

Measurement is an area that requires practice and context for students to create understanding.  It is a skill that continues to appear as one of the weaker domains for fourth and eighth grade students in the United States on the 2007 TIMSS data. Providing...