Cover image of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo
(37)
Education
K-12

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo

Updated 9 days ago

Education
K-12
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
3
1
0
1

Jennifer Serravallo podcast is fabulous

By ateacher29 - Oct 04 2018
Read more
I only wish I’d found this earlier! Will there be any new episodes? I love this on so many levels. I’d love to ask a question.

Go Ahead and Ask!

By Kevlson - Sep 08 2015
Read more
Short-form audio PD for teachers from Jennifer Serravallo!

iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
3
1
0
1

Jennifer Serravallo podcast is fabulous

By ateacher29 - Oct 04 2018
Read more
I only wish I’d found this earlier! Will there be any new episodes? I love this on so many levels. I’d love to ask a question.

Go Ahead and Ask!

By Kevlson - Sep 08 2015
Read more
Short-form audio PD for teachers from Jennifer Serravallo!
Cover image of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo

Updated 9 days ago

Read more

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.

Rank #1: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #1

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to the very first episode!

Jen explains what you can expect from this podcast and answers the very first teacher question, which comes from Paula in Idaho.

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 #1 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Sep 05 2015
6 mins
Play

Rank #2: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #2

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to episode #2!

In this episode, Jen answers…

“I’ve always heard the adage, “Teach the reader, not the book.” So, how do you recommend getting started/meeting students where they’re at?”   Thank you for asking, Jennifer!

and…

“I m a young teacher, and I feel like I just don t have that many reading strategies that I m comfortable with yet.  How can I build up my repertoire?”

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 #2 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Sep 08 2015
6 mins
Play

Rank #3: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 12

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12!

In this episode, Jen responds to this question:

“I’m curious about what your conferring notes look like. Do you have conventions or abbreviations that you use find work to communicate between co-teachers? What are you writing down specifically? I would find it helpful to see what proficient conferring teachers’ notes look like.”

Jen has tried (and learned from) several systems, and in the show she shares what she has learned.

This episode marks the last episode of Season 2 of the podcast.  Due to unexpected circumstances, we have postponed our end-of-season celebration previously scheduled for December 28 and 29.  We apologize for any confusion caused by the late notice.

Thank you for listening to this episode and this season of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo.  We hope it has been helpful and given you ideas to bring into your teaching practice.  See you for Season 3!

The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 12 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Dec 27 2016
7 mins
Play

Rank #4: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #3

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Sep 08 2015
6 mins
Play

Rank #5: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 11

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11!

In this episode, Jen responds to two question from Mary.  First:

“What kind of professional development do you recommend for reading specialists working with K-2 students?”

And then:

“When it comes to struggling readers – what should take priority? Skills or time spent reading?”

Thank you, Mary!

The answer to Mary’s first question is straight-forward: reading recovery training.

The answer to the second question, however is a little more tricky…

On December 28 and 29 The Teacher Learning Sessions is hosting a two-day celebration of the second season of Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo with its first-ever donor drive!  Of course, you are invited!  We will celebrate the show, connect, and learn together!  Please donate to join us!

We are opening a new private Facebook Group for donors where there will be moderated conversations taking a deeper dive into several episodes of the show.  We will raffle several copies of the Writing Strategies Book, autographed by Jen.

When you make a $5, $15, or $25 donation, not only will you be helping to support Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo and The Teacher Learning Sessions, you will receive a thank you reward as well.

Thank you for listening and supporting Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo!

The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 11 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Dec 21 2016
6 mins
Play

Rank #6: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 10

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10!

In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Lisa:

“In a K/1 classroom, what is your ideal balance for guided reading, strategy groups, and conferring during independent reading? I have trouble fitting it all in! my principal really pushes guided reading, so that’s where my focus has been, but I know there is great value in conferring and strategy groups, I just don’t know how to make it all work.”

Thank you, Lisa!

In this episode, Jen talks about matching teaching methods to instructional purpose and defines several teaching structures to help support kids’ independent and instructional reading goals.

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 10 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Dec 13 2016
7 mins
Play

Rank #7: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 16

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to episode #16!

In this episode, Jen answers a question from Allison…

“In a recent podcast about ELLs you talked about guided reading lessons versus strategy lessons. Can you please talk more about the difference between the two, and how you define each one?”

Thank you for the question, Allison!

Subscribe in iTunes

The previous podcast that Allison references is Episode #6.

For more information on strategy lessons and guided reading, you can check out Jen’s book  Teaching Reading in Small Groups:  Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers  and the digital campus course by the same name, available from Heinemann.

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 16 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Oct 27 2015
7 mins
Play

Rank #8: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 9

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9!

In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Carol:

“What kind of reading responses would you want students in grades 3-5 to write in their reading notebook during the first few weeks of class?”

Thank you, Carol!

Carol’s question is specific, but Jen broadens her response to address other grade levels and other times of the school year as well.  One key to helping students successfully write in response to their reading is establishing a balance between the two activities.

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 9 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Dec 06 2016
7 mins
Play

Rank #9: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 1

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Oct 11 2016
7 mins
Play

Rank #10: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #4

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Sep 11 2015
4 mins
Play

Rank #11: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo #32 – The end of Season 1.

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Dec 22 2015
5 mins
Play

Rank #12: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 12

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to episode #12!

In this episode, Jen answers this listener question…

What format, or organizational method, would you recommend for teachers who are newbies to Reading Workshop and are trying to keep conferring notes (anecdotal notes, observations) on each student…Binders? Apps??

Thank you very much for your question.
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 12 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Oct 09 2015
9 mins
Play

Rank #13: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 20

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to episode #20!

In this episode, Jen answers a question from Glenda…

“How does a guided reading group look different in the upper grades vs. primary?

How do I plan for it?“

Thank you for the question, Glenda!

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 20 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Nov 10 2015
5 mins
Play

Rank #14: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 19

Podcast cover
Read more

Welcome to episode #19!

In this episode, Jen answers a question from another teacher called Swiger…

“Any tips on how to confer with readers when you have not had the chance to read the book?“

Thank you for the question, Swiger!

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 19 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Nov 06 2015
5 mins
Play

Rank #15: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Oct 18 2016
7 mins
Play

Similar Podcasts