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I help ELA teachers make changes in their teaching practices that yield big results. Educators from around the world have not only learned the importance of connecting reading and writing, but also how it benefits their instruction and their students' learning. You'll learn how to make "it all fit" into your literacy block while also improving your students writing and thinking. Join me as we discuss literacy, authentic learning, and developing critical thinkers and writers. 


"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I was never that child that knew exactly what they wanted to do with their lives. In fact, I had many dreams that evolved as I grew older. The day that I stepped into the classroom, I knew that I had found my calling. 


Fast forward many years and I continue to love every moment that I spend in the classroom. I poke the box everyday with ideas and strategies to better myself as an educator but also better the education of my learners.”


Learn about the Bridging Literacy Units of Instruction with this free CHEAT SHEET for 4th - 6th grade! You'll discover the connections between the reading and writing standards and have to create meaningful and authentic units of study in your classroom. 

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"I am learning so much with you about graphic organizer[s] and teaching my students to deeply dig in the story. This is my second year teaching so thank you so much ... I also have to give thanks for showing how to use mentor sentences. After I saw your video, I am doing [this] for the first time and my kids love it. Thanks! 


"I've been watching you for some time and really appreciate your view on education. This was to the point and true to who you are as a person trying to get the point across. Love that, true education is thinking outside the box. Bravo!"

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