Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#182 What Young Readers and Writers Need with Jen Jones (pt.1)

November 08, 2020

Hello everyone! Coming off the heels of releasing Teach Me, Teachers' Top 10 Literacy Podcasts, here we are again with what will be a 2 part episode destined to be added to the list!

Today I am joined by the Instagram phenomenon and professional development guru, Jen Jones (@hellojenjones), to discuss what young readers and writers really need to be successful in our classes (and out!)

In this episode, we dive into what meaningful professional development looks like, how American teachers are data rich but information poor, and how authentic reading and writing practices can take your reading-writing workshop to the next level.

I learned so much from this talk, and I know you will too! Jen is an educator who believes in the power of reading and writing, and has the practices to teach us to make it happen in our schools.




This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, Risk. Fail. Rise. A Teacher’s Guide to Learning From Mistakes by Colleen Cruz.

You’ve likely heard the adage, ‘Everyone makes mistakes.’ But knowing why we make mistakes can help us learn from them and improve situations once we’ve made them.

In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and
improve their responses to others’ mistakes. Colleen Cruz shares what research says on mistakes as part of learning and what that means for teaching.

If we can create school cultures where we talk honestly about mistakes, then we can grow and create opportunities for children to grow in all the ways they deserve. And we deserve those opportunities too.

Risk. Fail. Rise. is available as a book and ebook. Look for the audiobook in early 2021. To learn more visit Heinemann.com.