Digital Reading: Diligence or Distraction?

Are you concentrating as you read this?  Are you sure?  Will you pause in your reading and click on the hyperlink a few lines down…and then perhaps forget to come back to this blog post? A recent article in the New York Times (“Growing Up Digital: Wired...

Leading Out Loud

I am in constant pursuit of objects, videos, and stories that can serve as a metaphor to open participants’ thoughts for learning. I recently came across the video here and will be sharing it with our Striving Readers Literacy coaches this week as an appetizer...

Blogging Revisited

I’ve recently been revisiting several blog posts and resources that I wrote in the last couple of years. My renewed focus on writing in math class is a result of reading several articles (Learning from Weblogs, Reducing Gender Achievement Gap, & Talkback Project)...

Symbol + ? = Meaning

Have you ever wondered about the connection between symbol and meaning ? When we think of the written letter, or word, what are we talking about in terms of the human capacity to associate mere symbols with meaning? Let me offer this illustration… Take the letter “S”...