Explore Easy to Use Teaching Tools This Summer

Assuming you are among that large group of restless professional learners, I’ve assembled a ‘summer shortlist’ of technology tools that might be worth exploring for potential classroom uses. Continue Reading


Improving and Assessing Teen Engagement in Literacy Activities

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Improving_and_Engaging_Teens.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOver the past decade it seems that I have had the same literacy conversation dozens of times with parents.  Around the time a student hits his or her teenage years, it seems that their… Continue Reading


Hunting and Gathering—Getting the Right Books in the Hands of Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Hunting_and_Gathering…Getting_the_Best_Books_in_the_Hands_of_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Sadly, when I was an elementary and secondary student, it often seemed that the text we read in class was mandated to us because either (1) it was one of my teacher’s favorites… Continue Reading


Working to Reach the Reluctant Reader

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/working_to_motivate_reluctant_readers_Curtis_Chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs a teacher and as a father, I have watched a number young people fall in…and then out of love with books.  Even in homes where reading is valued, book-time often finds itself in… Continue Reading