• Back to School Reading

    Reading for a Deeper Cause

    Self-Care and Reading I recently came across an article pertaining to readers and self-care.  “When a reader adopts reading as a form of self-care, he or she accepts reading as a means to improve…

    August 15, 2018
  • Reading

    Reading Is Not What It Used to Be

    How are Interactive Read Alouds Different? It has been a while since I have gotten the chance to discuss interactive read alouds (IRA) on Tenspire. Certainly you can refer to the previous posts including…

    July 15, 2018
  • Reading

    Mind Movies

    Using Visualization to Promote Comprehension One way to expand upon students’ budding comprehension skills is to promote visualization of what is being read.  Students may blindly decode word after word on the page, but…

    June 15, 2018
  • Uncategorized

    Keeping Sensory Bins Simple

    Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and I’m obsessed with sensory bins. There. I said it. If you’ve been following my Instagram account lately, you’ve probably noticed this recent obsession. I’ve always thought they were…

    May 24, 2018
  • Language Phonics Reading Writing

    Catching Up with ILA

    Resources from the International Literacy Association If you are looking for a wonderful conference to attend this summer, I recommend the International Literacy Association’s (ILA’s) annual conference.  It is not just wonderful, it is…

    May 15, 2018
  • School Psychology

    Classifying Conduct Problems

    Every child can experience behavior difficulties. Sometimes children defy our requests, act out, say unkind things, or threaten to harm others. When you think back to your childhood you can probably find a few…

    May 13, 2018
  • Motherhood Reading

    Books from Birth

    Exploring Reading Options for the Very Young One can gain inspiration from the world around them. Right now my world is all about babies, since I am about to have my first child.  Having…

    April 22, 2018
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    Ready for the Road

    Springtime is upon us, bringing new life and a fresh start! For our family, Spring also brings new adventures! Along with “April showers” come hail and wind storms, meaning we will soon be heading…

    April 12, 2018
  • Letter From The Editor Motherhood

    Hope Is In The Loss

    “Yet…Hope is in the loss. Now I know, this is only the beginning.  The beginning of a beautifully broken road leading me back to the joy I thought I lost.” These were the words…

    March 30, 2018
  • Back to School Morale

    Making Your Team a Family

    The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Hopefully you’re feeling a sense of excitement about ending the school year strong! I’m breaking from math topics today to talk about building a community on…

    March 27, 2018