In all my travels I haven't ever had the opportunity to visit New Orleans... until now. I had the opportunity to visit with one of our distributors for our reading program the past few days and enjoyed learning more about this interesting place. I was warned about …
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I came across an article today in eSchool News about virtual schools. The article said that educational technology is either sustaining or disruptive. They give an example of a SMART board as a sustaining technology and a virtual school a disruptive …
This week I have been reviewing feedback from a member of our Curriculum Committee on a manual revision. Earlier today I emailed another member of the Curriculum Committee to get feedback on other materials. I was reminded of the fantastic people we have on our …
The other day I had the opportunity to participate in an online training to discuss the role phonics plays in the ESL classroom. Following are a few of my thoughts regarding the implications of phonics for ESL students learning to read and speak English:1) How …
I was reading an article recently that discussed sustaining change in the classroom. It spoke of the need for everyone in the education industry to step up and welcome new technologies but to also recognize that innovation is a constant. That change is not a one …
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that at times I wonder where technology is leading us. There are so many wonderful windows opened by new technologies on almost a daily basis now. There is so much that we can learn, develop, and improve to make our lives easier …
As the Curriculum Manager and ESL Director at Reading Horizons, I have learned a lot about the "development" aspect of the coined term "Curriculum Development." To "develop" in this context means to create, polish, and improve materials and to oversee projects to …
A very wise and experienced individual once told me that "You only read the days you eat". I got a kick out of what she said and then went about my day. I've reflected on it since that time and have caught the deeper meaning. If you're reading this blog post it …
As an educator, I am constantly amazed at how much there is to learn about pedagogy. That is where life-long learning and professional development come in. I have been able to conduct several Reading Horizons and Discover Intensive Phonics …
The Reading Horizons Blog
Strategies for teaching reading to beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners of all ages.