Independent Reading Not Only For English Class

January 28, 2018

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

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

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.  

The Robb Review: New Years Resolutions From Evan and Laura

December 30, 2017

Evan and Laura have some New Year's resolutions and they are sharing them with you.  The new year is a time to reflect and refocus on our passions and where we find inspiration.  No doubt Evan and Laura are passionate about education!  Hopefully, their ideas will inspire all listeners to set some big goals for 2018.  Happy New Year!



Raise Reading Scores and Increase Reading!

December 17, 2017

Evan shares some of his thoughts on elements of a successful reading program.  Evan is a believer in best practice and the need to incorporate best practices in the classroom.  Also, Evan explains how a purposeful reading program can inspire students to read more and lead a school to better performance.  Finally, Evan shares some down-home wisdom to encourage you to reflect on practices that may be loved but just don't work.