Writing Made Simple
When we simplify writing instruction, it becomes joyful, meaningful and deeply fulfilling for everyone involved. Patty McGee, author of ‘Writer’s Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom and Every Writer,’ shares some of the best ways for teachers to support writers in the classroom.
Asset-Based Support for Newcomers
What can we do to meet the needs of newcomer students in our schools? Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes discusses how to create welcoming environments for these students, from better understanding their unique needs to building their social-emotional and academic confidence to support impactful learning.
Trauma-Informed Care in Education
Restorative practitioner Steve Fiedeldy joins Patty McGee to discuss the importance of understanding and addressing trauma in an educational community. Discover practical strategies rooted in restorative practices to support the mental health of students, educators, and communities.
Our Literacy Experts
Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.
is an early reading specialist who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials, and is the author of numerous best-selling professional development books.
Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.
is a national consultant, author, speaker, and trainer. A former Kindergarten teacher and learning-disability specialist, she also started three of her own schools for children ages 2–12 years. Vicki earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University, where she served as a lecturer and adjunct professor for ten years.
Patty McGee, M.Ed.
is a New Jersey-based educator and literacy leader who envisions learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty has received the Milken Educator Award (2002), and is a sought-after speaker at ILA, NCTE, ASCD, Learning Forward, and other national conferences.
Adria F. Klein, Ph.D.
is an educational speaker, author, and expert in literacy instruction; author of children’s books; and director of a center focused on early literacy intervention at Saint Mary’s College of California.