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Julie Yaeger - Learners Edge

This week's blog post writer is Julie Yaeger. Julie is Learners Edge Vice President/Director of Curriculum. Julie holds an elementary teaching degree, a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organization, a K-12 Reading Endorsement and a K-12 Administrative Specialist Degree. Prior to joining the Edge, Julie taught in the classroom for 10 years, worked for the Minnesota Department of Education, trained non-tenured teaching staff as a Professional Development Coordinator, and also served as a Middle School Assistant Principal.

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5 Strategies to Get Your Students Reading and Writing

Originally published on November 12, 2014 and updated on April 5, 2022.

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Topics: Literacy, Digital Resources, reading

How to use a Word Wall in your Classroom [VIDEO]

A Word Wall is a great, easy visual for your youngest readers. This tool aids with reading and writing in any content area—check out this video and learn how to incorporate this literacy strategy in your classroom!

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Topics: Literacy, Video

Literacy Strategies for Reading: Making Connections [VIDEO]

Learn how to make connections in reading through a quick sticky note strategy, text to self, text to text, and text to world.  A great tool for any grade level!

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Topics: Literacy, Video

Reading Strategy: Making Predictions [VIDEO]

Want to get a bit deeper into reading strategies like making predictions and critical thinking? Catch this great video on using these literacy strategies to enhance student comprehension.

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Topics: Literacy, Video

Leadership Series: Teacher Leader or Coach?

Leader or Coach?  Combine and go for the win!

Leadership in singularity is becoming a thing of the past.  Great teacher leaders strive to coach team members to bring individual skills to light to better the school and strengthen the team.  Quality coaches step into leadership roles as needed or as desired to continue to challenge and grow as a person.

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Topics: Leadership

Think Aloud Strategy [VIDEO]

Need a strategy to assist struggling readers with visualization and comprehension?  Check out the Think Aloud method—valuable for any grade level!

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Topics: Literacy, Video

Literacy Strategies: A Purpose for Reading Non-Fiction [VIDEO]

Teachers of non-fiction—do your students struggle making the transition from fiction to nonfiction?  Do they find textbooks and articles to be overwhelming? 

Here are some quick literacy strategies to engage and motivate your students!

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Topics: Literacy, Video

Teacher Leaders: 6 Steps to Facilitate a Productive Meeting

Are you an administrator, teacher leader, department or grade level chair, or just the ‘go-to’ person on your team? You may be asked to organize and facilitate a meeting with your colleagues, which is a great opportunity to encourage beneficial dialogue that allows brainstorming or decision making.  

We all have oodles of meetings on our calendar, but with proper preparation in meeting facilitation, you can help make these meetings efficient and beneficial for all! Below are 6 steps you can use to help conduct a positive and productive meeting.

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Topics: Leadership

8 Strategies to Get Your Students Reading and Writing

Julie Yaeger is Learners Edge Vice President, but her roots started in an elementary classroom.

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