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Literacy Essentials - The Stories

Author: Regie Routman

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Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman contains some wonderfully personal stories from the author's own lived experience as a devoted family member, friend, and educator. In this series, Regie narrates each of these stories and, in doing so, invites us to reflect on our lives as readers, writers, educators and parents.
14 Episodes
Learn how telling riveting, true stories shifted an important relationship to embrace meaningful conversations.
Capitalizing on a student’s strengths—rather than deficits—positively impacts a young learner’s accomplishments and how he is perceived.
A large, public restaurant consistently serves up beautifully prepared, customized, delicious food. What lessons can our public schools take away?
Returning to a favorite sport after decades yields realities and truths about playing well, expert teaching, and how to lead a more joyful life.
This story traces the journey of a learner-teacher who went from a compliant and complacent learner to an actively questioning, competent one.
The author details how she gradually shifted her beliefs and practices to ensure expert teaching, fidelity to the child, and advocacy for saner teaching practices.
While a recipe or script can be helpful in a new venture, to become an expert and responsive chef or teacher those steps and framework have to be internalized.
Through poetry writing, the author figures out—and finally appreciates-- the intangible but enduring gifts her mother, who died young, left her.
It’s never too late to become a reader! In this podcast, the storyteller narrates her slow but proud journey to becoming an avid, curious, joyful reader.
A teacher and writer reflect on the habits and qualities of dedicated writers and how and why writing is a lifetime gift that binds hearts and minds.
This life story connects low expectations for patients in nursing homes to the low expectations for students in many schools - while urging us to do better.
A heartbreaking, but not uncommon tale, of an accomplished, kind woman who winds up unknown at the end of her life. Now her unique story is finally told and honored—just as each person's life story needs to be.
How to speak out for our underserved students and ensure they receive the instruction they need requires caring and courageous teachers. Be that teacher.



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