How to Encourage the Love of Reading

I recently read an article written by Kyle Redford entitled “Creating a Reading Culture for Struggling Readers.” (  It is about a teacher who is surprised to see his high school son become an avid reader and literary critic.  This … Continue reading

Is Your Child Lazy?

One of the many comments I often hear from parents who come in for an assessment is “I just thought my child was being lazy,” or “I just thought he needed to try harder.”  Many times these comments come after … Continue reading

The Balanced Approach

Reading “Whole Language Lives On: The Illusion of Balanced Reading Instruction” ( brought me back to my own beginnings in education. In 1985, I had just completed my teacher credentialing program and was anxious to put all that I had … Continue reading