Connecting Your Class with Authors

Mason NicholsBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: Virtual learning led to decreased student motivation, prompting the need for engaging and meaningful activities. Using picture books and connecting with authors proved effective in fostering social-emotional learning and motivation. Strategies such as utilizing social media, attending author book signings, and exploring author websites facilitated connections and sparked students’ interest in writing and reading. After several weeks of virtual … Read More

Episode #177: Tom Hierck & Chris Weber

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy. Tom Hierck is one of our profession’s leading authors and consulta nts, with 39 … Read More

EP75: The Power of Stories – Crossover Episode Featuring Beth Lyons (Part 1)

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

Episode 75 is the first Crossover Episode that Chey and Pav have participated in! In this fantastic two-part conversation, Chey and Pav talk with Beth Lyons, teacher-librarian and host of the “Read Into This” podcast about the importance of Stories and Storytelling in our lives and in our classroom spaces. The conversation goes in many different directions, starting with the … Read More