Independent Reading Not Only For English Class

January 28, 2018
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In this podcast reading enthusiasts, Evan and Laura have a conversation on building reading capacity in schools. Independent reading is important but as Evan and Laura note reading should occur in all classes not just English classes.  Evan and Laura discuss how students can engage in independent reading in all content areas!  Evan starts the podcast with a confession to Laura!

Never Ask Students To Do These Things - Part 2

January 14, 2018
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Never Ask Students To Do These Things, Part 2!  Evan and Laura are back at it sharing thoughts on change and why certain things we ask students to do needs to stop.  Evan starts with another one of his stories from his school experiences, including a reference to the Bay City Rollers.  This podcast is conversational and allows you hear Evan and Laura like they are sitting with you.  Enjoy Part 2 of Never Ask Students To Do These Things.

Never Ask Students To Do These Things - Part 1

January 7, 2018
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In this podcast, listen in while Evan and Laura have a chat on several practices teachers sometimes ask students to do and why change is needed.  As always, Evan starts with an odd memory from his seventh grade English class; be glad you were not in that class! Although there is humor in this podcast, Evan and Laura have a message you need to hear; some things need to change.  They encourage honest reflection, challenge the status quo, and continue to advocate for what is best for students.