Establishing a Reading Culture: Accountability

Creating a culture that supports and celebrates reading requires several components. In Authentic and Relentless Enthusiasm, we talked about how to create the positive energy surrounding books and reading. While a positive vibe is one essential part of the foundation---so is responsibility and engagement. Therefore, accountability is a must. In our class, we began each… Continue reading Establishing a Reading Culture: Accountability

Where the Magic Happens

The graphic above contains one of go-to images that I use in my teaching and in life. My students love/hate it, because they know I live by it in the classroom and will push them right out of their zones into something awful…and then gloriously wonderful. At this point, they trust me enough to approach… Continue reading Where the Magic Happens