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POPCast, Episode 11: How are Patterns of Power and Patterns of Wonder Alike & Different

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2021 11:00:00 AM

About this episode

Welcome to POPCAST, Episode 11! In this episode, Jeff and Travis welcome Whitney La Rocca, coauthor of Patterns of Power, to talk about the forthcoming Patterns of Wonder and how it can be used to build foundational skills for grades PreK2. 

 

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Supporting Summer Literacy with Emergent Learners

Posted by admin on Jun 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Despite a year filled with unprecedented challenges, our emergent learners have overcome a learning year like no other to become beginning readers and writers—and every gain has been hard earned! Enter the dilemma. On one hand your students need this summer break as much as you do to decompress, relax, recharge, and play after a year like no other. On the other hand, you know if your students don’t practice their newly acquired literacy skills, they face the dreaded “summer slide." So how can you encourage your students to do both? 

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PODCAST REPLAY: Listening and Talking Across Literacy and Math

Posted by admin on Jun 11, 2021 1:51:26 PM

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and Christy Hermann Thompson have spent years comparing notes on how to build effective classroom communities across the content areas. 

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POPCast, Episode 10: An Interview with Jodi Ramos of the NY Times Teaching Project

Posted by admin on Jun 4, 2021 12:15:00 AM

About this episode

Welcome to POPCAST, Episode 10! In this episode, Jeff and Travis interview coordinator and ELA teacher at Stevenson Middle School in New York City, NY, Jodi Ramos, about the important work she is doing with the New York Times Teaching Project.

 

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PODCAST: The Six Shifts, Episode 7: Reconsidering Texts for Beginner Readers

Posted by admin on May 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM

In this episode

Welcome to the seventh and final episode of The Six Shifts, with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, co-authors of Shifting The Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom. In this series, Jan and Kari, with Stenhouse’s Dan Tobin, address misconceptions and misunderstandings that have discouraged educators from incorporating the science of reading into the balanced literacy classroom. 

In this episode, Jan, Kari, and Dan dig into the sixth shift: Reconsidering Texts for Beginner Readers.

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POPCast, Episode 9: Q&A with Jeff and Travis

Posted by admin on May 20, 2021 3:01:32 PM

About this episode

Welcome to POPCAST, Episode 9! This is a special edition of the podcast where your hosts, Jeff Anderson and Travis Leech, answer listeners' questions that have come in since the release of this podcast and their new book, Patterns of Power, Grades 6-8. If you have any other questions for Jeff and Travis, head over to the Patterns of Power Community Facebook group. Happy listening!

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PODCAST: The Six Shifts, Episode 6: Reinventing the Ways We Use MSV

Posted by admin on May 14, 2021 9:10:30 AM

 

In this episode

Welcome to episode 6 of The Six Shifts, with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, co-authors of Shifting The Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom. In this series, Jan and Kari, with Stenhouse’s Dan Tobin, address misconceptions and misunderstandings that have discouraged educators from incorporating the science of reading into the balanced literacy classroom. 

In this episode, Jan, Kari, and Dan dig into the fifth shift: Reinventing the Ways We Use MSV.

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One Thing You Might Try . . . ROUNDUP

Posted by admin on May 13, 2021 3:49:04 PM

In case you missed it, here is a roundup of every blog post in our One Thing You Might Try . . . series so far.

Scroll to read about everything from how to motivate writers through blogging to teaching for social justice. We'll be taking the summer to work on part two of the series, but we'll be back in August. In the meantime, over the next few weeks, we will continue to share posts from the archives. Be sure to follow #OTYMT so you don't miss out on our back-to-school posts in the fall!

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POPCast, Episode 8: Authentic Test Prep Through the Patterns of Power Process

Posted by admin on May 7, 2021 6:33:08 AM

About this episode

Welcome to POPCAST, Episode 8! In this episode, Authentic Test Prep Through the Patterns of Power Process, Jeff Anderson and Travis Leech talk about the Invitation to Edit, step 6 in the Patterns of Power process. Listen and learn how it works to engage middle school students in the writing process.

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Building on What We've Learned from Remote & Hybrid Learning

Posted by admin on May 6, 2021 1:30:17 PM

Over the past year, you and your students have had extensive experience navigating digital platforms and modalities, e.g., podcasts, videos, articles, historic photographs, newsreels, etc. In this blog post from Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes, authors of the new book, Text Sets in Action,  consider connections between what you’ve learned and the potential of using multimodal texts in an even more strategic way in the future.

This has been a school year like no other. Throughout the year, you’ve likely gone from being fully remote, to hybrid, back to remote, back to hybrid, and now, perhaps, mostly in-person teaching. You may be finishing out the school year in “room and Zoom” mode. You may now be teaching only the learners in your physical classroom. Or, you may remain one of your team’s fully remote teachers, supporting the children and families who did not return to in-person school this spring by choice, necessity, or some combination of the two. Your classes have likely been disrupted due to close contacts with COVID. You’ve learned to “pivot.” You are amazingly resilient. You are also exhausted. 

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