4 Questions New Teachers Always Ask

Updated: Sep 30, 2020


The year is over (...or almost over)!

You are getting ready to decompress, relax and rejuvenate!

BUT, I've been there...

I know you are already reflecting and thinking forward about your next group of students.

So, I thought I would share a few questions and answers with you that I have received over the years about reading instruction in my classroom.

Just some "food for thought" while you sip that drink at the beach, by the pool or on the lake.

A little background first...

I’ve had many student teachers and pre-service teachers spend observation time or teach in my classroom over my 25 years as an educator.

I’ve had many teachers from other school districts and my own district observe in my classroom.

I've served as a consultant or instructional coach in several districts across the southern United States.

They all have the same questions! Here are just a few to get you thinking and reflecting about the level of book talk occurring in your classrooms.

Although some of the info may not seem new, look at it through a fresh lens to seek inspiration for elevating the kinds of book talk you have in your classroom.

Now...the questions...