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Dr. Joanne Meier

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne every week as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

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March 27, 2007

"Suspicious packages" were found at Molly's elementary school Tuesday morning, just after we put her on the bus to go. All buses were diverted to the high school, and after sitting for awhile the kids unloaded into the high school gym, waiting while the schools were searched. Realizing the sweep would take hours, school was cancelled and kids were released to us anxious parents. More >

March 19, 2007

PBS Teachers just launched a redesigned site, and part of it is a blog called Media Fusion, which will be a monthly post "about using multimedia resources to address common instructional challenges." More >

March 12, 2007

Anna started to read last week. She's been gathering lots of prerequisite skills along the way, and last week I saw the light bulb go on. "Mom," she asked, "can you make me a pile of books that I can read? I want them on my nightstand, like you have." What mom-former-teacher-university-professor could turn down that offer? So, we gathered. More >

March 1, 2007

It's Crazy Mixed-Up Day at Anna's preschool today — their way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Seuss tale Cat in the Hat. More >

February 27, 2007

Skylar wrote and asked, "What books should I read to an 18 month old and a 3 year old or does it even matter what I read to them? Someone please help me." More >

February 20, 2007

If you've been reading the comments on some of my other posts, you might have seen first-year teacher Sarah's comment sharing her confusion "about the direction I want/need to go with reading instruction." Sarah put a voice to the feelings of so many first-year teachers when she wrote "with so little experience, it is hard for me t More >

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