Author / educator Patty McGee talks with reading expert Laura Robb about how teachers can make the time and space for independent reading and how their students benefit when they commit to it.
The Joy of the Ordinary
Patty McGee talks with teacher and author Travis Crowder about practical ways to invite students to notice their everyday worlds. Through observing, reflecting, and writing, each of us can recognize how much the ordinary things around us sustain us.
Our Literacy Experts
Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.
is an early reading specialist who holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials, and is the author of numerous best-selling professional development books.
Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.
is a national consultant, author, speaker, and trainer. A former Kindergarten teacher and learning-disability specialist, she also started three of her own schools for children ages 2–12 years. Vicki earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University, where she served as a lecturer and adjunct professor for ten years.
Patty McGee, M.Ed.
is a New Jersey-based educator and literacy leader who envisions learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty has received the Milken Educator Award (2002), and is a sought-after speaker at ILA, NCTE, ASCD, Learning Forward, and other national conferences.
Adria F. Klein, Ph.D.
is an educational speaker, author, and expert in literacy instruction; author of children’s books; and director of a center focused on early literacy intervention at Saint Mary’s College of California.