Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#146 Reading Workshop, Ron Clark Academy Style, with Korey Collins (pt.2)

January 13, 2020

Hello everyone!

Last week, I sat down with the amazing Korey Collins and talked all about graphic novels, test prep, and the limits of BASAL reading programs.

This week, I continue my talk with him and dive even deeper into what reading workshop looks like at the Ron Clark Academy!

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 typical class and his view on engagement in a reading classroom 
* The power of conferencing with readers
* The power of choice in reading
* Why teachers should want to be master's of their craft


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.