We (Mark and Julie) each have over 15 years of teaching experience. We have taught English Language Arts and Social Studies for grades 6, 7 and 8. We are authors of a book called, "Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success" which outlines our middle school guided reading program. It is published by Shell Education.
We believe our students construct meaning from the books they read and we and strive to put the right book in the hands of every student. We teach using the readers' and writers' workshop model and differentiate our materials and instruction to meet the needs of every student. We also implement the Assessment Literacy/Growth Mindset philosophy in our classrooms.
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MA in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan
We are full-time teachers because we enjoy teaching and couldn't imagine leaving the classroom. We are also part-time curriculum developers, teacher educators and consultants.