The Progress Report

Fox Valley Reading Council

“Promoting lifelong learning, literacy development and the love of reading through professional development, collegial collaboration and community outreach”…..it’s easier said than done, but that’s exactly what the Fox Valley Reading …

Read Aloud

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” ― Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook “If we are always …

UnConference

Over the past month I have had the opportunity to experience many different forms of professional learning.  I have traveled the around the state collaborating and networking with administrators, educators …

May Days

As a teacher, May always felt like the longest month!  We are teased by mother nature with hints of summer weather, the countdown until summer break surrounds us, but yet …

Opportunities

I’ve been forced to think a lot lately about different life opportunities.  I’ve been blessed to have many amazing opportunities presented to me throughout my life.  Please don’t get me …

TED

I love alliteration, I don’t know why, I always have.  There is something about the way alliteration sounds when spoken aloud that puts a smile on my face.  Throughout my …

Making “The Call”

It was June and class lists were being handed out for the following year.  I immediately scrolled to the bottom and saw JoJo’s name on my list….I was so excited! …

Orthography

Spelling seems to be the buzz word in the air as we move into Spring, it seems everywhere I turn both professionally and personally I am having discussions about spelling …

Building Capacity

It seems like every conversation that surrounds me lately pertains to building capacity within a school or district. When I am engaged in these conversations I can’t help but think …

Work, Life, Balance

Over the past week I had two very dear friends reach out to me informing me they are leaving their profession.  Any ideas what their career was?  You got it….they …