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The Power of Quick Writes

by Elizabeth Dobler
I have recently arrived home from the International Literacy Association annual conference, which was held in Boston earlier this month. I enjoyed delicious seafood, a tour of the Boston Public Library, and a great conference. I attended one …

Lazy User Model

What does it mean to have a “lazy classroom?” On Literacy Beat, Thomas DeVere Wolsey discusses the Lazy User Model, the implications it can have on learning, and how to support students as new concepts or new technology is introduced. …

Resources for Educators: Developing a Personal Learning Network

by Elizabeth Dobler

When I was a new teacher, thirty years ago, I joined the local reading association. We met monthly to plan literacy activities for schools and the community. Many of those in my group also joined the state and …

Pinterest: An Interactive Tool for Instructors

By Thomas DeVere Wolsey and HHP
One of the exciting features of Teaching the Language Arts: Forward Thinking in Today’s Classrooms is its interactive, digital content. The authors are excited to add a new community feature by introducing boards on the …