First Time as a BRI Facilitator

Shawn BushPrograms, Teachers

This past August, I was fortunate enough to co-facilitate a session of the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award (RLTA) program’s Becoming Readers Institute. Unlike other RLTA sessions, the Becoming Readers Institute (BRI) is not designed to explicitly teach transferable skills or strategies … Read More

Engaging Students and Families


School: Hibbard Elementary Text: The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching by Patricia A. Jennings  Group Members: Courtney Carlstrom, Bridget Heneghan, Lucia Herrera, Jessica Hodges, Stephanie Michl, Study Group Leader Goal: To engage students and … Read More

Building Inclusion


School: Brentano Math & Science Academy Text: Everyday SEL in Elementary School by Carla Tantillo Philbert  Group Members: Stephanie Arce, Hannah Dreher-Siefkes, Kelly Dugan, Daisy Lopez, Vy Nguyen, Study Group Leader; Nicole Sandoval, Katherine Schuler  … Read More

Enhancing Comprehension


School: Nightingale Elementary Text: Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts by Jennifer Serravallo  Group Members: Emily Cozzie, Diana Del Real, Study Group Leader; Alma Ramos, Elizabeth Thibeau Goal: To enhance comprehension through small group instruction.  … Read More