Being a leader of literacy involves so much more than helping children learn to read. So, what exactly does it involve? Join us as we discuss the WV Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the four crucial components for developing a solid literacy foundation, and our efforts to help every community in West Virginia develop as leaders of literacy.
Chronic absenteeism is a major issue that our schools, communities, and families face everyday. Are there ways that educators can join forces with students and families to combat this problem? Join us as we discuss what being chronically absent means, the harmful effects it has on our students’ academic success, and common myths about chronic absenteeism.
Working to help families and children develop better attendance habits can seem like an overwhelming task.
In this episode, Brandie Turner and I interview Molly Sigmon, a Communities in School Coordinator from Wyoming County, WV. Molly’s passion to combat chronic absenteeism is evident in the very inspiring, yet simple strategies that she uses at Berlin McKinney Elementary.
School readiness begins at birth and is not just a set of skills that young children need to have in place prior to entering school. Today, Maggie Luma and I sit down with Lisa Fisher from the West Virginia Department of Education to define the meaning of school readiness and talk extensively about the West Virginia school readiness framework, Ready, Set, Go! WV, and how it is reshaping the school readiness approach in the Mountain State.
School readiness begins at birth and truly embodies the African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Today, Maggie Luma and I interview Nancy Hanna, the Associate Superintendent for Greenbrier County Schools to discuss school readiness and how Greenbrier County has pulled together their own village to provide school readiness support to local children.
Self-talk is a powerful life skill that adults use to help them get through challenging situations and that it is typically developed through many years of experience. Is there a way that we can speed up this process and help students develop this vital life skill in our classrooms? Today, I sit down with Maggie Luma, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading State Lead and Coordinator at the West Virginia Department of Education, to discuss how self-talk can be easily adapted to fit into any classroom.
Self-talk is a skill that we use to coach ourselves through any challenging task. How can educators embed this skill into the classroom in order to help students feel successful in all content areas and in life outside of the classroom?
Today, Maggie Luma and I are talking with Pooja Patel, an expert in self-regulated strategy development, to continue our conversation on self-talk and the impact that this skill plays both in and out of the classroom.