#91 The Real Work of Teaching Literacy with Evan and Laura Robb (pt.1)

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Summary: Hello everyone! In a world where too many educators want the short and easy answers to literacy education, Evan and Laura Robb are here to help us see the value and purpose for putting in the real work and time it takes to learn our craft, and support kids the way they need to be supported.<br> I couldn’t be more excited for this one. <br> Evan, Laura, and I discuss what balanced literacy education is, why kids need books and time to read them, and why reading programs are often the worst thing you can sit a struggling child in front of.<br> As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the most important episodes Teach Me, Teacher has to offer. Do not miss it.<br> Enjoy!<br> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/teach-me-teacher/id1130488614?mt=2">Don’t forget to subscribe and review the show on iTunes! </a><br> PS: This episode was inspired by an episode on Evan and Laura’s own podcast, which I highly recommend. <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/never-ask-students-to-do-these-things-part-1/id1268333153?i=1000399291744&amp;mt=2">Click here for more details.</a><br>  <br> About the guests:<br>  <br> EVAN ROBB<br> AUTHOR, PRINCIPAL, &amp; SPEAKER<br> I am a middle school principal in Clarke County, Virginia. I am a committed educator, progressive thinker, author, speaker, and fitness enthusiast.<br><br> All learning begins with a question.<br> <a href="https://therobbreviewblog.com">The Robb Review Blog</a> will contain my thoughts and thoughts of my guests about preparing our students for their future. This blog is focused on looking ahead, not looking back. <a href="https://twitter.com/ERobbPrincipal">Follow Evan here</a>.<br>  <br> LAURA ROBB<br> AUTHOR, TEACHER, COACH, &amp; SPEAKER<br> Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, Laura Robb has completed 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8.<br> She presently coaches teachers in reading/writing workshop at Powhatan School in Virginia and coaches teachers in grades K-8 in Staunton, Virginia, Long Island, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and West Nyack, New York. <a href="https://twitter.com/LRobbTeacher">Follow Laura here</a>. Get her books <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0545022983/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=teachmeteache-20&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0545022983&amp;linkId=d4d26b6452203226954be6d540cd979d">here</a>.<br>