A New School Year Awaits!



I hope everyone had a relaxing summer! I took a nice break from blogging to just enjoy life a bit and to develop and deliver new workshops. This summer I got a chance to work with hundreds of teachers! We did everything from deconstructing standards to analyzing formative assessment data. I had fun  working with teams of teachers to develop effective, engaging lessons. I shared some of my favorite strategies and did lots of modeling. It was a ball!

Now that the school year as begun, I want to continue that work, but return to blogging more. I miss my online PLN!! With that said, I hope to hear from you guys and just learn and grow together!!

Now–what did YOU do this summer???

Reply below to share what was most rewarding for you!!

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Article written by Dr. Rozlyn Linder

This is the official blog of Dr. Roz Linder, an academic, K-12 Language Arts Specialist, former elementary school teacher, high school journalism teacher, and all-around rabble rouser. I am interested in how we equip students to compete in a global community that grows increasingly flatter every millisecond and the practical application of communication pedagogy and Common Core standards.Situated at the intersection of cultural, racial, social, and digital literacy, my blog is all about fostering and supporting the recognition that we don’t teach in your grandad’s America and being happy about that. Let's stop telling students what to think or believe, but prepare students to think critically and often.

4 Responses

  1. Angela Yearby
    Angela Yearby August 27, 2013 at 8:23 am | | Reply

    This summer has really been about digesting the standards. I have done some reading to sort out what they say and the best way to make them approachable for my kids. I enjoyed your book. The Common Core Guidebook was such a clear, easy to digest resource! I also read Note and Notice and just closed both books full of energy and ready to hit the road running. Summer is over, but it was productive!

  2. Anne Newman
    Anne Newman September 14, 2013 at 7:39 am | | Reply

    Reflecting on summer reminds me that summer is gone! This summer, for me, was mainly about professional detox. Our district has been trying to figure out what to do and where they are going with Common Core. I decided, for my sanity, to just relax. Days at the beach, trips to amusement parks, and summer concerts have rounded out the past 7 weeks for me.

    Now, it is back to business. 🙂

  3. OliviaTeaches
    OliviaTeaches September 16, 2013 at 6:06 am | | Reply

    I have been a voracious reader!!!
    I started with Lucy Calkins, Pathways to Common Core. Good overview to the standards. Made them LESS scary. I moved on to The Common Core Guidebook (Roz Linder). You did a great job of getting my brain going about how I can grab hold of informational text! Then, I revisited some older books by Laura Robb on teaching middle school readers. It was surprising how connected to the standards her work is! Way ahead of its time. Finally, I finished out the summer with you again at one of your workshops. You made the standards sizzle and come alive! I am fired up and the BIG, BAD standards don’t seem so big and bad anymore!

  4. Marjorie
    Marjorie September 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm | | Reply

    Thanks a bunch for your site! I really appreciate your anchor chart ideas and look forward to reading your posts this school year!

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