READ East Harlem/Hunter College. 

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This website is intended to be a resource guide for participating teachers as well as educators and leaders from other academic spaces, parents, and other interested parties. Here you can find resources for literacy learning, biographies of participating team members, theme-based blog posts with suggestions and strategies, up-to-date reports of progress within the project, as well as the literacy leader network. There's also a contact page for anyone interested in learning more about the project.

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October 31, 2018

I was in a team meeting, new to the team, when I heard, “Learning centers will help your students focus!”  WIth a  minute left to the meeting, I cringed but chose not to respond!

That comment triggered memories of endless folders and ceaseless record-keeping nestle...

January 18, 2018

The draft of this blog post has nested in my Google drive for a long time. In my varied professional roles as teacher educator, administrator, literacy coach, I write a lot. Emails to students and faculty, grant applications and reports, articles reporting research fin...

December 19, 2017

Some of their faces were expressionless. But most looked skeptical. A boy in a blue hoodie rested his chin on the heel of his palm.

I had just explained to the 9 boys in this 7th grade special education class that I worked with teachers and students in writing, and that...

December 15, 2017

When I recently joined a new professional group of educators, READ East Harlem, Hunter College, I reflected upon how my experiences in education over the past years had prepared me to once again move forward in my learning. I wondered what I would focus on in this stag...

November 30, 2017

I’ve recently returned from NCTE, a conference I hadn’t been to since 2008 when I presented work from my dissertation. A group of us from READ East Harlem were presenting—three specialists and four second grade teachers. I’ll write another post about our presentation a...

November 6, 2017

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Human beings experience stress early, even before they are born. A certain amount of stress is normal and necessary for survival. Stress supports children in developing the skills they need to cope with and adapt to new and potenti...

September 19, 2017

“Children’s books are safe containers to discuss any number of difficult topics with their caretakers or loved ones. They create opportunities for children seeking understanding and solutions for real-life issues to know they are not alone and to speak their truth. The...

September 12, 2017

I’ve always loved the beginning of school because I love thinking of what’s possible and figuring out how to get there. While I’m not in the classroom anymore, I’m lucky enough to work with teachers who are, so I get to envision what’s possible with them and how to get...

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