Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo brings the popular and familiar Ask format to professional development podcasts for teachers.
The questions come from real teachers like you, and Jen s answers are brief, thoughtful, and succinct. Think of it as bite-sized PD, or just-in-time professional learning for teachers.
Topics cover reading strategies, student engagement, reading assessment, reading conferences, read-aloud, small group instruction, guided reading, close reading, independent reading, reading workshop, book choice, motivating students, coaching, mentoring, and other topics that help teachers improve their inquiry-based and research-based teaching of reading and writing.
Jennifer Serravallo is the author of several well-known books for educators, including The Reading Strategies Book, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades 3-6, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades K-2, Independent Reading Assessment - Fiction, Independent Reading Assessment - Non-fiction, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and Conferring with Readers.
Her website is www.jenniferserravallo.com. She is a frequent blogger and is active on Twitter @jserravallo and on other social media.
Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 12
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12! In this episode, Jen responds to this question: “I’m curious about what your conferring notes look like. Do you have conventions or abbreviations that you use find work to communicate between co-teachers? What are you writing down specifically? I would find it helpful to see what proficient conferring teachers’ [...]
Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 11
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11! In this episode, Jen responds to two question from Mary. First: “What kind of professional development do you recommend for reading specialists working with K-2 students?” And then: “When it comes to struggling readers – what should take priority? Skills or time spent reading?” Thank you, Mary! The answer [...]
Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 10
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Lisa: “In a K/1 classroom, what is your ideal balance for guided reading, strategy groups, and conferring during independent reading? I have trouble fitting it all in! my principal really pushes guided reading, so that’s where my focus has been, [...]
Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 9
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Carol: “What kind of reading responses would you want students in grades 3-5 to write in their reading notebook during the first few weeks of class?” Thank you, Carol! Carol’s question is specific, but Jen broadens her response to address [...]
Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 8
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Glenda: “I work with 2-5 grade LA teachers. One topic that comes up is reserving titles for certain grade levels. I can understand a couple of titles for read alouds, but at some point I feel like it’s unfair to [...]
Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 7
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from a teacher who wises to remain anonymous: “Can you share suggestions on how we can include parents in our conversation about how to grow readers and writers? The balanced literacy approach is uncomfortable for many parents. This often leads to [...]
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Jennifer Serravallo podcast is fabulous
I only wish I’d found this earlier! Will there be any new episodes? I love this on so many levels. I’d love to ask a question.
Great mini pd for teachers in the throws of balanced literacy!! Great advice and she is so knowledgeable.
The Best PD & it's free
This is my favorite podcast. The best PD in a short amount of time. It's like having Jen Serravallo as my own personal literacy coach!