Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#145 Reading Workshop, Ron Clark Academy Style, with Korey Collins (pt.1)

January 06, 2020

Hello everyone!

You all know that I love talking reading workshop and Ron Clark Academy, and for this episode I got to do both!

Korey Collins is a certified reading specialist and reading teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, and he brings the inspiration and heat for our discussion today.

In this episode, we cover:

* Korey's evolution as a teacher
* How test prep is NOT backed by research
* Why BASAL reading programs were never meant to be the core reading in classes
* The power of graphic novels


You do NOT want to miss this episode!

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle.

180 Days was inspired by a teacher’s question: “How do you fit it all in?”

To answer that question, Kelly and Penny spent an entire school year planning, teaching, and reflecting together.

Through their collaboration, they identified the most essential everyday practices for helping middle and high school students become more engaged readers and writers.

180 Days maps out a year of the most powerful, engaging literacy practices.

It provides insights about time management, teaching strategies, and how to effectively use both whole class and independent work.

You’ll also find a library of accompanying videos that support each chapter.

So, if you want to make every moment matter in your classroom, and empower your students to live more literate lives, visit Heinemann.com to download a sample from 180 Days or order your copy.