Going the Distance

https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanlavine/5714484922/sizes/lThere are times when I find myself wondering how I will ever find the time to get it all done. I actually have this unique ability to fluctuate between being an amazing multi-tasker and th…

Going the Distance

https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanlavine/5714484922/sizes/lThere are times when I find myself wondering how I will ever find the time to get it all done. I actually have this unique ability to fluctuate between being an amazing multi-tasker and th…

A Tribe of Readers

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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Reading has always been a passion of mine.

To be lost in a good book, was and always will be, the gift of a lifetime. 
Reading has always been that skill set that provides each 1 of us the ability and desire to invest in who we are. It is the opportunity to find adventure, to imagine, to find yourself in another place and time. To educate, investigate and search deeply for answers to questions long since asked. To be lost in the pages of a good yarn, is to find balance & harmony in the world that surrounds us.

And yet? We seem to have lost the very essence of reading. We focus on cadence, fluency, on the amount of words read per minute and beating our previous score. Our young learners have begun to pigeon hole themselves and their abilities early on. They know where they sit and how they compare not only to their classmates, but on a much larger scale, 1 that is meant to ensure accurate data collection. But I want the learners that I come into contact with to remember why we read… in truth? It is to learn.

There is something truly remarkable when you find yourself in the midst of a group of students– children who live, eat, and breathe reading. The excitement that you see as their eyes light up, having found the next 150 pages that they mean to conquer. The sheer passion they exude, as they can’t seem to wait long enough to sign out their new treasures, eyeing the learning space for a quiet corner to settle in & begin. 

But the reality is that, for every voracious reader in any class, there are also individuals who struggle to find any book to read each and every week. They avoid engaging with you in the hopes that you won’t notice what really is at the root… they can’t read what they think they should be. 

That is perhaps why my heart has been consistently leading me to make the library my learning space. Beginning more than a decade ago really, the notion that perhaps I would be best suited to lead and invite a love of reading in a place & space I have pinned for my entire life. I want to ensure our learners investigate and progress at their own predetermined rate. To know that with time, they can nurture their skills and abilities and work towards developing a critical mindset as life long readers. 

For me, a love of reading is synonymous with creating the just right conditions to cultivate a tribe of readers that this world still so desperately needs.  

A Tribe of Readers

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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Reading has always been a passion of mine.

To be lost in a good book, was and always will be, the gift of a lifetime. 
Reading has always been that skill set that provides each 1 of us the ability and desire to invest in who we are. It is the opportunity to find adventure, to imagine, to find yourself in another place and time. To educate, investigate and search deeply for answers to questions long since asked. To be lost in the pages of a good yarn, is to find balance & harmony in the world that surrounds us.

And yet? We seem to have lost the very essence of reading. We focus on cadence, fluency, on the amount of words read per minute and beating our previous score. Our young learners have begun to pigeon hole themselves and their abilities early on. They know where they sit and how they compare not only to their classmates, but on a much larger scale, 1 that is meant to ensure accurate data collection. But I want the learners that I come into contact with to remember why we read… in truth? It is to learn.

There is something truly remarkable when you find yourself in the midst of a group of students– children who live, eat, and breathe reading. The excitement that you see as their eyes light up, having found the next 150 pages that they mean to conquer. The sheer passion they exude, as they can’t seem to wait long enough to sign out their new treasures, eyeing the learning space for a quiet corner to settle in & begin. 

But the reality is that, for every voracious reader in any class, there are also individuals who struggle to find any book to read each and every week. They avoid engaging with you in the hopes that you won’t notice what really is at the root… they can’t read what they think they should be. 

That is perhaps why my heart has been consistently leading me to make the library my learning space. Beginning more than a decade ago really, the notion that perhaps I would be best suited to lead and invite a love of reading in a place & space I have pinned for my entire life. I want to ensure our learners investigate and progress at their own predetermined rate. To know that with time, they can nurture their skills and abilities and work towards developing a critical mindset as life long readers. 

For me, a love of reading is synonymous with creating the just right conditions to cultivate a tribe of readers that this world still so desperately needs.  

A Tribe of Readers

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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Reading has always been a passion of mine.

To be lost in a good book, was and always will be, the gift of a lifetime. 
Reading has always been that skill set that provides each 1 of us the ability and desire to invest in who we are. It is the opportunity to find adventure, to imagine, to find yourself in another place and time. To educate, investigate and search deeply for answers to questions long since asked. To be lost in the pages of a good yarn, is to find balance & harmony in the world that surrounds us.

And yet? We seem to have lost the very essence of reading. We focus on cadence, fluency, on the amount of words read per minute and beating our previous score. Our young learners have begun to pigeon hole themselves and their abilities early on. They know where they sit and how they compare not only to their classmates, but on a much larger scale, 1 that is meant to ensure accurate data collection. But I want the learners that I come into contact with to remember why we read… in truth? It is to learn.

There is something truly remarkable when you find yourself in the midst of a group of students– children who live, eat, and breathe reading. The excitement that you see as their eyes light up, having found the next 150 pages that they mean to conquer. The sheer passion they exude, as they can’t seem to wait long enough to sign out their new treasures, eyeing the learning space for a quiet corner to settle in & begin. 

But the reality is that, for every voracious reader in any class, there are also individuals who struggle to find any book to read each and every week. They avoid engaging with you in the hopes that you won’t notice what really is at the root… they can’t read what they think they should be. 

That is perhaps why my heart has been consistently leading me to make the library my learning space. Beginning more than a decade ago really, the notion that perhaps I would be best suited to lead and invite a love of reading in a place & space I have pinned for my entire life. I want to ensure our learners investigate and progress at their own predetermined rate. To know that with time, they can nurture their skills and abilities and work towards developing a critical mindset as life long readers. 

For me, a love of reading is synonymous with creating the just right conditions to cultivate a tribe of readers that this world still so desperately needs.  

Tough to Say Goodbye

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61139434@N07/32931996633/sizes/l”How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Winnie the PoohAnother year has come to a close, and it seems fitting as I rise with the sun, that my mind is thin…

Tough to Say Goodbye

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61139434@N07/32931996633/sizes/l”How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Winnie the PoohAnother year has come to a close, and it seems fitting as I rise with the sun, that my mind is thin…

The Rights of Everyone

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61139434@N07/21611497354/sizes/l” This website is designed to be a living space that will continue to develop and expand as teachers, students, educational partners, and community members share ideas, resources, informatio…