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Addressing Challenges in a PLC+
Addressing Challenges in a PLC+

This excerpt from The PLC+ Activator's Guide by Dave Nagel, John Almarode, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Karen Flories addresses some of the challenges that come from working with the dynamics of a PLC+ team.

 

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Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction
Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction

"The question of whether to include phonics instruction has been resolved. The answer is yes." Read the full article by A Fresh Look at Phonics author Wiley Blevins, published by the International Literacy Association.

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Let’s Spark a Revolution in Early Childhood Education!
Let’s Spark a Revolution in Early Childhood Education!

"Over the 40 years I’ve worked in early childhood education, I’ve believed many times that a revolution in the field was imminent. Heaven knows we’ve certainly needed one, as misguided policies have brought about increasingly inappropriate practices. Surely people who understand child development would finally begin making the decisions about ECE!

Clearly, I’ve been naïve..."

Read the full blog by Rae Pica, author of What If We Taught the Way Children Learn? and What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, regarding her experience in early childhood education and her thoughts on the response of schools to COVID-19.

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The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Comprehending Content Area Texts
The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Comprehending Content Area Texts

Read this article from ILA's "Literacy Across Disciplines" by Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey, authors of Comprehension. Inside, the authors discuss their vision for not only deepening students' understanding of complex texts, but energizing and inspiring students to read passionately.

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Article: Vulnerability Can Be a Strength for Educators. Let’s Embrace It.
Article: Vulnerability Can Be a Strength for Educators. Let’s Embrace It.

In this article by Caitlin Krause, author of Mindful by Design, she provides five research-grounded practices to help educators embrace vulnerability as a strength. 

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Lonely Girls: How the Pandemic Has Deepened the Isolation of Adolescents
Lonely Girls: How the Pandemic Has Deepened the Isolation of Adolescents

In this article from The Wall Street Journal, Girls Without Limits author Lisa Hinkelman offers her comments on the social and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent girls. 

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The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading Comprehension
The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading Comprehension

Read this article published by ASCD in which Comprehension authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey present a three-pronged framework can help students not only learn meaning of texts, but also gain motivation and purpose from them.

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Three Lessons Learned About Distance Learning
Three Lessons Learned About Distance Learning

The authors of The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12, discuss in this ILA article,  three critical takeaways they have learned while distance learning, including how to accelerate learning, managing reading volume, and the infusion of social and emotional learning strategies. 

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