Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#172 Powerful Literacy Practices During Covid Era Teaching with Jennifer Serravallo (pt.1)

August 31, 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to season 5! I love starting every season off with a massive literacy focused episode. Season 2 began with my talk with Donalyn Miller. Season 3 started with my talk with Penny Kittle. Season 4 started with my talk with Kelly Gallagher. And for season 5, I have brought on yet another one of my teaching idols, Jennifer Serravallo, to discuss powerful literacy practices to focus on during covid era teaching!
Jennifer Serravallo is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann professional books: The Writing Strategies Book, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K–2 & Grades 3–6.
Her new book, Connecting with Students Online: Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning is due out very soon!
In this talk, we cover:

* Why Jennifer believes workshop teaching is the best format for a literacy classroom
* Why digital teaching is tiring
* Why we should reexamine where our focus is when creating digital lessons
* Why one on one conferring is THE KEY to a successful and empowering class

All of that and MORE part one of this powerful conversation with Jennifer Serravallo. Enjoy!


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This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships by Jaleel Howard, Tanya Milner-McCall, and Tyrone Howard.

Getting to know our students during the year has always been important. But this year is definitely going to throw us all some curveballs. We’ll also get some new opportunities for building connections with our classes.

No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships looks at the importance of knowing all our students, being culturally responsive, and protecting kids’ self-esteem. And you also get useful strategies for teaching through those positive relationships as you develop them.

So, if you’re looking for support for making your student relationships even stronger, visit Heinemann.com to download a sample from No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships or order your copy.