Kimberly has been an educator for over 25 years. She actively seeks to improve instructional effectiveness, the learning environment, and integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. She currently serves as an education consultant and is completing No Tears for TIers, a must-have book about implementing Common Core vocabulary, which will be published by Solution Tree Press later this year.
January 7, 2015 By Kimberly
Informational text has received much attention with the shift, in many states, to the Common Core standards. Sometimes teachers and students lump nonfiction and information text together. While that's not all together incorrect, informational text serves a specific purpose. Informational text serves … Read More.
December 31, 2014 By Kimberly
2014 has been a great year for improving literacy learning. Practices such as close reading have become commonplace as teachers become more comfortable with selecting text selections and materials appropriate for deeper reading. New professional literacy resources such as Reading Wellness by Jan … Read More.
August 16, 2014 By Kimberly
Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 instruction. The importance of a broad vocabulary simply cannot be underestimated - in learning and in life. A broad vocabulary positively influences fluency, comprehension, and supports learning to read and reading to … Read More.
June 19, 2014 By Kimberly
So you've ventured into digital learning and may even be converting to a 1:1 classroom learning environment. You're not alone. Other educators have paved the path and have come up with - well - some pretty great ideas. Ideas that show how digital tools can support and enhance learning. I … Read More.
June 17, 2014 By Kimberly
A 1:1 classroom, as Terry Heick of Teachthought points out, provides a unique setting for increased access and learning opportunities. For example, each student has access to the world through the internet, and 1:1 devices also provide unique learning opportunities in the form of apps. Apps such … Read More.