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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo brings the popular and familiar Ask format to professional development podcasts for teachers.The questions come from real teachers like you, and Jen s answers are brief, thoughtful, and succinct. Think of it as bite-sized PD, or just-in-time professional learning for teachers.Topics cover reading strategies, student engagement, reading assessment, reading conferences, read-aloud, small group instruction, guided reading, close reading, independent reading, reading workshop, book choice, motivating students, coaching, mentoring, and other topics that help teachers improve their inquiry-based and research-based teaching of reading and writing.Jennifer Serravallo is the author of several well-known books for educators, including The Reading Strategies Book, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades 3-6, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades K-2, Independent Reading Assessment - Fiction, Independent Reading Assessment - Non-fiction, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and Conferring with Readers.Her website is www.jenniferserravallo.com. She is a frequent blogger and is active on Twitter @jserravallo and on other social media.

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #3

Welcome to episode #3! In this episode, Jen answers… “I always struggle with how to help a child who has great fluency but little comprehension. (might be basic for some teachers, but difficult for me)”  Thank you, Anne. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #3 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

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8 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #4

Welcome to episode #4! In this episode, Jen answers… “How much do you try to connect a conference to whole class teaching vs. focusing on that student’s individual needs?” and… “How do you motivate reluctant readers to keep trying to find books to love?”  (updated Q!) Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #4 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

4mins

11 Sep 2015

Rank #2

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 4

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4! This episode’s question comes from Katie Limbaugh Foristal:  “How do you teach Reading Workshop with a basal?” As Jen says, a big question in very few words. Thank you, Katie. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 4 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

9mins

1 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #5

Welcome to episode #5! In this episode, Jen answers… “My readalouds start off good, but soon the kids are just making crazy guesses about plot only.  How do I fix this?” and… “I have some discouraged, struggling readers.  How can I get them up to grade level?” Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #5 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

4mins

15 Sep 2015

Rank #4

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #6

Welcome to episode #6! In this episode, Jen answers… “What advice can you give about how I can best help my English Language Learners, especially when their decoding and comprehension seem out of balance from each other?” and… “How do I support an English Language Learner who has very limited English?” Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #6 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

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18 Sep 2015

Rank #5

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #8

Welcome to episode #8! In this episode, Jen answers… Should a child’s ability to respond to comprehension questions in writing determine their independent reading level? Thank you very much for your question, Valerie. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #8 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

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25 Sep 2015

Rank #6

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #9

Welcome to episode #9! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Jessie… “What tips do you have for teachers to engage students in the goal setting process? Does it look different in primary versus intermediate students?” Thank you very much for your question, Jessie. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking.  (By the way, that’s what Jessie did…just saying.) You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #9 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

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29 Sep 2015

Rank #7

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 6

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Dani: “I would love if you could share any ideas on how you do encourage home involvement. That’s really what a reading log assesses, I think. I really don’t want to do a reading log, but I think parents may end up requesting it!” Thank you, Dani. Subscribe in iTunes (If you want to hear more from Jen on Reading Logs, listen to the previous episode.) Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 6 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

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15 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 5

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5! In this episode, Jen responds to three questions, all related to reading logs: Lorie asks, “Reading logs: essential tool or love-of-reading killer?” Jessie asks, “Is there a point when keeping reading logs should become the reader’s choice? If so, when is it okay to provide students with that choice?” And Carol asks, “What are your thoughts on reading logs for homework on elementary level?” Thank you, Lorie, Jessie, and Carol. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 5 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

7mins

8 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 3

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3! In this episode, Jen answers this question from Tracey: “I want to assess my students (2nd graders) using our F&P assessment kit to find their current reading levels. What tips do you have to assess them (all 32 of them) in a timely manner? It still takes me a long time per student and the thought of getting all 32 done is overwhelming.” Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 3 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

7mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #10

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Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 7

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from a teacher who wises to remain anonymous: “Can you share suggestions on how we can include parents in our conversation about how to grow readers and writers? The balanced literacy approach is uncomfortable for many parents. This often leads to frustrated parents that just can’t understand why we can’t teach the way they learned. They want to help their child, but they just don’t know how.” Thank you for your question! Subscribe in iTunes (This episode goes along nicely with the previous episode that talks about helping parents support independent reading.) Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 7 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

6mins

22 Nov 2016

Rank #11

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #7

Welcome to episode #7! In this episode, Jen answers… “How do you deal with students who present discipline issues and are distracting to other students?” and… “Some of my kids seem so distracted and unable to focus.  Many of them are dealing with hard situations at home.  How do I make my classroom become a safe place for them where they can thrive?” Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also see what others are asking. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #7 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

5mins

22 Sep 2015

Rank #12

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 2

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2! In this episode, Jen answers this question from Tricia: “My building is being asked by our principal to focus on improving the appropriate use of capitals and punctuation with our students. I would love to offer ideas that are workshop-friendly.” Thank you very much for your question, Tricia. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 2 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

7mins

18 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 1

Welcome to Season 2! We are so grateful for the opportunity to bring you more episodes.  Thank you for all your support for Season 1. In this episode, Jen answers this question from Angela Perry Fairless: “I am a first grade teacher after 16 years in second. I never used centers in my second grade classroom. What about first? Do I need to use centers for the kids not with me? If not what are other alternatives?” Thank you very much for your question, Angela. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it on the Teacher Learning Sessions Facebook page. You can also join the email list and send your question via email instead. Either way,  your question will help make this podcast better and more valuable as a resource for you and other teachers.  So please don’t be shy! Go ahead, teachers.  Ask Jen Serravallo! The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 1 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

7mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #14

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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo #32 – The end of Season 1.

This episode marks the end of Season 1 of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo! Season 2 of Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo will launch in September of 2016. Until then, the episodes from Season 1 will appear weekly in your podcast feed. In a few months we will start offering short-form professional development video from Jen.  You’ll be able to choose from small group strategy lessons, guided reading lessons, one on one and group conferences, and more.  You’ll be able to watch and learn from Jen teaching in the classroom in both reading and writing workshop. Again, that’s short-form professional development video featuring Jen Serravallo, coming this spring, from The Teacher Learning Sessions. Subscribe in iTunes To learn more specifics, please go to teacherlearningsessions.com and join our email list.  You will receive the TLS Weekly delivered directly to your inbox every Sunday.  And that is the very best way for you to stay up-to-date on all our podcasts and to get up-to-date information and early access to the video from Jen. Thank you for listening. Thank you for your questions. Thank you for making Season 1 of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo a success and sharing some of your time with the podcast and the Teacher Learning Sessions. The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo #32 – The end of Season 1. appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

5mins

22 Dec 2015

Rank #15