This week’s episode deals with a few major myths about reading education that teachers and admin let thrive, when really we should be moving on to greener pastures.
My discussion with Kate Nelson begins with our personal experiences with “The Myths,” and then we expound on why they exist, why we should leave them behind, and how the basic cure for a system based on these myths is as easy as…wait for it…READING.
Kate Nelson is the Literacy Specialist at Richland Middle School. She inspired our ELAR department to embrace Independent Reading as a foundation for great instruction, and I think it’s safe to say that we are all better for it. I know my class was/is.