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.
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.
June 10, 2014 By Kimberly
It's summer break and reading is on my mind. Children, teenagers, adults, dogs - we all need to slow down and read a (good) book(s). Reading aloud is one of the best ways to hook young readers. Even my teenagers still like to read together on occasion. Reading aloud builds vocabulary, fluency, … Read More.
May 21, 2014 By Kimberly
Comprehension - the heart and soul of reading. When I work with teacher teams, I sometimes ask them develop definitions of comprehension. In doing so, they think deeply about what it means to construct meaning and develop an understanding of text. I also think that having a working definition and … Read More.