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Episode 84: How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

…find you at Anything else you want in terms of how people can find you online? RIPP: No. I think I’m the only Pernille Ripp in all of North America, so I’m fairly Google-able. And the thing is too, like I’m not at expert, and I know that sounds really self-deprecating, but it’s like I’m just someone who’s on a journey to make what I’m doing better. And so I think it’s really important that people feel empowered by learning from others just like I feel empowered having learned from so many others. And if I can help anyone…

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How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

…it, then I’m here to protect it with all of my might.” ♥ Pernille’s book, Passionate Readers, goes into a lot more detail than I have room for here. It really walks teachers through how to implement a more reader-centered approach to teaching reading, complete with all the possible obstacles and pitfalls. I really encourage you to get a copy. To read more from Pernille Ripp, visit her fantastic blog at Stay in touch. Join my mailing list and get weekly tips, tools, and inspiration—in quick, bite-sized packages—all geared toward making your teaching more effective and fun. You’ll get…

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Episode 107: The Best Ways to Use Leveled Texts

…wants to be doing the right thing, and so — SERRAVALLO: Of course, yeah. GONZALEZ: — so when you hear slightly different messages, it can get really confusing. And, you know, when you and I first started talking about this too, my last conversation about this topic was with Pernille Ripp, and we were talking about independent reading, you know, and she was really advocating pretty hard for letting kids kind of pick out whatever they want. And I think the perspective she was coming from though was not to say let them consistently choose stuff that’s way too hard…

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Episode 71: Why It’s So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves

…mutual friend Pernille Ripp, who is another education blogger, for people listening, but I think I remember she posted something one time that says “You shouldn’t say yes to anything, unless it’s a ‘Hell, yes!’” That’s how you should feel about everything you say yes. If it’s not a, “Hell, yes!” then you should probably say no to it. So that you can leave room in your schedule for those things that you’re really excited about participating in. WATSON: Yes, and that does not make you selfish, it’s not a selfish thing to do. We’ve been so programmed to believe…

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Update on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

…Sherman Alexie Called Out for Sexual Misconduct for Over a Twenty-Year Period Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough   Discussions of Whether “Part-Time Indian” Should Still be Taught in Schools Why I’ll Never Teach This Powerful Book Again Sherman Alexie & #MeToo   Other Recommended Books (Thanks to Pernille Ripp for sharing so many of these!) Native Characters and Culture If I Ever Get Out of Here The Marrow Thieves Young Male Protagonist Dear Martin Ghost Hey, Kiddo (October 2018) House Arrest Long Way Down Monster Orbiting Jupiter Refugee Tight (September 2018)   ***original post from the Summer 2017…

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Are You a Curator or a Dumper?

…which items to engage with in order to learn about the topic. Too many choices just dumped together will overwhelm most students. So offer choice, yes, but curate those choices carefully so students don’t waste a lot of time wading through all of their options. Classroom or school libraries: If students aren’t checking out books very often, you may be able to improve things with more curation. This may come in the form of aggressively weeding out books that students have no interest in, a process teacher Pernille Ripp described as an essential step toward building a thriving classroom library….

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Your child has nightly reading homework. What should YOU be doing?

…parents of middle school students? Or a handout you’d recommend? Thank you:j Debbie Sachs Hey Jennifer! Glad you liked the video! I’m not exactly sure what you might be interested in for a middle school reader, but if the student is struggling, I think the tips in the video are still really good to use with a reader of any age. I’d also check out How To Kill the Love of Reading — there might be some really good information that you can apply at home. Pernille Ripp‘s Parents: Creating Joyful Reading Routines at Home seemed to have some good…

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