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The Teach Joyfully Podcast

Feb 25, 2021

Are your busy? Overwhelmed? Burnt out? I get it! In fact, I was just there last week. 

Teacher lives are busier than ever before and as we head into the end of the year, things just seem to speed up, don't they?!  Overwhelm, exhaustion and just general burnout are rampant. Maybe you’re even there right now, friends....

Feb 13, 2021

Did you know…a student's phonic awareness skill is the BEST predictor of reading readiness and future reading development?
So what is phonemic awareness?

Phonemic awareness is…the ability to hear, differentiate and flexibly manipulate units of sound in spoken language. That means skills like rhyming, separating...

Feb 4, 2021

Is teaching with mentor texts really worth the effort? Yes!'s episode of the Teach Joyfully Podcast will help you maximize your efforts.

Mentors texts are essential tools for well-planned, effective literacy lessons. Bold words, I know! I stand behind them. 

From experience, I know you can you use one mentor...