Author: Christina Nosek
Bring Back the Joy! Free Webinar on Monday, March 7th
On Monday, March 7th, 3:30pacific/6:30 eastern, Melanie Meehan, Georgina Rivera, and I will be discussing practical ways to increase the joy in your elementary reading, writing, and math instruction. There will be giveaways, goodies, and lots of fun. I hope you’ll join us! Register here. _______________________________________________________________Looking for literacy PD? I’m available for on-site, in-school, and virtual…
New Book Announcement & Early Reviews!
I’m thrilled to announce that my new book for teachers, Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading in Corwin’s Five to Thrive series was just sent to the printer! It will be in teachers’ hands in March 2022! Even though I wrote this book with new teachers in mind, anyone who is looking…
Reframing At-Home Reading on The NCTE Blog!
I recently shared three small instructional shifts to positively reframe at-home reading over at the NCTE Blog. Join me over there to learn more!
Learning Gain #2: Blunders & Missteps Modeled
“I can’t hear you. I see you’re not muted, but I can’t hear you.” The images on the Zoom screen showed mouths moving and gestures of conversation, but I could not hear anyone on the other end. Suddenly, messages started flooding the chat… I can hear her, Ms. Nosek.She sounds fine to me.Ms. Nosek check…
Learning Gain #1: Friendship Found
During a meeting back in October with my fifth grade teaching partners and principal, I expressed that I was worried about one of my students. “I’m really concerned that Jill does not have a close friend in the current cohort. She needs that connection to feel safe,” We were working to place our students into…
Learning Gained: Understanding & Knowledge Found During a Year of Teaching Pandemic School
Close to one year ago, on March 13, 2020, my school along with many others across the country closed our physical buildings. We spent the remainder of that spring figuring out how to both teach students from a distance and navigate life in a pandemic. I took the lessons learned from that spring and paired…
Getting Books in Their Hands from a Distance: It Takes a Vision & a Village
This past Friday, teachers, aides, my principal, our secretary, our custodians, a crew of parents, and community members came together to make sure our close to 400 distance learning students in kindergarten through fifth grade have access to physical books to read for the next few weeks. In 5th grade, our students even chose their…