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Name a Good Book Thursday

Which books have influenced your life?

October 27, 2016 · 7 Comments

A New Arrival for Dr. Seuss

One of the first books that I ever read was by Dr. Seuss. I have always enjoyed the whimsical world that he created; so much so I bet I have read each of his … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Summer Reads for Teacher Professional Development

What’s on your summer reading list? If you are like me, you are probably looking for books that will help replenish you professionally as well as personally. With just a … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reading Challenge for Preschoolers

I discovered a news story today that I could not wait to share. The Louisville Free Public Library with support from the Louisville Library Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K Today, The Times published an article that once again highlights the literacy gap for the youngest and poorest in our country. It is … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Inspiring Young Readers: It is not just a summer goal

As the school year gets underway, I have started to put away all of the wonderful stories that I read during the summer. Never one to wait until the summer … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop the Free-Fall: Why is Literacy Education Important?

Why is literacy education so important to the future success of billions of young children? It is important because after 3rd grade, the likelihood that a student who is below … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Great Teachers Can Break Through Any Barrier

A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. What do you think is its story? If I had to tell its story, I’d say it … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reading: Method to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

For years, teachers have suggested lists of the best books for children based on their grade and reading level. However, parents should also make sure they have a variety of … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 5 Comments