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.
Vocabulary development is key to comprehension - a well-known fact. A broad vocabulary is important for academic success, college and career readiness, and lifelong learning opportunities. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral part of a K-12 comprehensive literacy framework for … Read More.
Teachers at Jordan Mott Middle School (M.S. 22) in the Bronx, part of Mayor Bill DeBlasio's Renewal Schools, have been working hard to increase student achievement. Under the leadership of Principal Edgar Lin, teachers have been engaging in job-embedded professional learning that addresses their … Read More.
January 9, 2016 By Kimberly
So, I've been quiet on my blog for quite a while. This is due, in part, because of my work for Solution Tree supporting product development for K-12 schools. As you can imagine, that keeps my really busy. The other part of the equation for my lack of blogging has been thinking, reflecting, and … Read More.
December 19, 2015 By Kimberly
For two years, I posted 12 Days of Literacy where I shared infographics, strategies, and tools to help teachers improve literacy instruction to increase student learning. Life gets busy, and now I'm in the throes of completing a vocabulary book to be published by @SolutionTree. Summarized below … Read More.
October 11, 2015 By Kimberly
Increased rigor and having students read challenging text is on everyone's mind. While independent reading and student choice may seem like old news, they remain important. Why? Fundamentally, because reading builds vocabulary, fluency, and background knowledge. Student choice and motivation … Read More.