I've been teaching for 23 years! I'm also a national literacy consultant and author of books for teachers on literacy for Scholastic. I'm currently a K-6 instructional coach in a Title I school. I love working and learning with teachers and students every day! Please see my blog www.janielwagstaff.blogspot.com or join me on Janiel's Literacy Page on Facebook. Happy teaching!
I'm a constructivist, at heart. I believe in hands-on, minds-on, active, reflective, personally-relevant learning for all children! BALANCE is key and JOY is always a given!
Best of State Teacher of the Year for Utah
BA University of Utah MED University of Utah
Author of (all from Scholastic): Quick Start to Writing Workshop Success (2011), Using Name Walls to Teaching Reading and Writing (2009), 20 Tricky Writing Problems Solved (2004), 20 Weekly Word Study Poetry Packets (2003), Irresistible Sound Matching Sheets and Lessons That Build Phonemic Awareness (2003), Teaching Reading and Writing With Word Walls (1999), Phonics That Work! New Strategies for the Reading/Writing Classroom (1994).