Practical Classroom Solutions
Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
I thoroughly enjoy collaborating with and learning from others and this fall I am grateful for opportunities to work with school districts and educational organizations across the nation,, including Plattsburgh City School District in New York, Golding Touch Education Consulting in Houston, Texas, Seattle Public Schools in Washington State, the Bureau of Education and Research (also in Washington), and right in my back yard, Divine Mercy Catholic Academy! Working together, through professional learning and classroom teaching, we can bring about higher literacy rates in America and greater positivity in the world.
Melding the Science of Reading, Teaching Techniques and Classroom Activities
My 2021 resource book continues to pick up steam in 2023. Featured in professional development from Texas and Missouri to Pennsylvania and New York, the book lays out how reading arises in the brain and why reading difficulties occur. Next come numerous easy to implement, highly effective Tier 1 instructional practices that help all children learn how to read, especially those who struggle the most. Included in the book's seven chapters are important teaching techniques all teachers should use, as well as dozens of effective and practical activities, strategies, and routines in the areas of language comprehension, phonology, orthography, and extended reading. I hope you will pick up this important book and visit the space where the science of reading meets the art of teaching readers!