76 episodes

Teachers are tired and want to be excited about teaching again. Too often, professional development is boring, not substantive, or lacks a practical how-to approach. The Literacy View invites viewers to sit with Faith Borkowsky and Judy Boksner to discuss best literacy practices in easy-to-implement ways. The two women are educators and literacy coaches. Faith and Judy encourage all educators to enter lively discussions about literacy's most pressing issues. Faith's Bio-Faith Borkowsky, the founder of High Five Literacy, LLC, is an internationally respected and sought-after literacy consultant, certified dyslexia practitioner, and award-winning author and speaker. She has over thirty-five years of experience in literacy instruction - as a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, regional literacy coach, administrator, and private tutor. Faith counsels and provides professional development for school districts and teachers,and offers parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations on science-based literacy practices. She is the author of the award-winning book, Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention, and the “If Only I Would Have Known…” series of books, conceived as a roadmap for literacy-readiness and success for parents of young children. Faith regularly blogs about literacy issues and tirelessly advocates for community-based solutions to promote literacy for all children and social justice. She works with school districts and community-based literacy professionals all over the world, and in 2021, Faith was a finalist for the World Literacy Foundation Award for her significant contributions to literacy.Faith is honored to have a role in the 2022 feature-length documentary, The Truth About Reading.Judy's Bio-Judy Boksner has over 25 years of New York City Education experience as an educator, classroom teacher, coach, and reading specialist. Judy works with teachers and children all throughout areas in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Greenwich Ct. She has extensive training in evidence-based methodologies such as Orton Gillingham, Wilson’s Fundations, and The Hochman Method, also known as The Writing Revolution. Judy's work may be seen and followed on her show The Literacy View YouTube channel andpodcast where Judy and her co-host Faith Borkowsky discuss and interview someof the leading voices in education about shifting to evidence and science alignedpractices to accelerate student outcomes. Judy works with many private clients as a reading specialist and is also teaching mini courses at Manhattanville College.  For Professional Inquiries Please Reach Out To: realteacherstheliteracyview@gmail.comDISCLAIMER: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHORS. THEY DO NOT PURPORT TO REFLECT THE OPINIONS OR VIEWS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR THEIR MEMBERS. THE DESIGNATIONS EMPLOYED IN THIS PUBLICATION AND THE PRESENTATION OF MATERIAL THEREIN DO NOT IMPLY THE EXPRESSION OF ANY OPINION WHATSOEVER ON THE PART OF- CONCERNING LEGAL STATUS OF ANY COUNTRY, AREA, OR TERRITORIES, OR OF ITS AUTHORITIES. THE LITERACY VIEW IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE NYCDOE OR LITERACY TEAM.

The Literacy View Faith Borkowsky and Judy Boksner

    • Education
    • 4.1 • 45 Ratings

Teachers are tired and want to be excited about teaching again. Too often, professional development is boring, not substantive, or lacks a practical how-to approach. The Literacy View invites viewers to sit with Faith Borkowsky and Judy Boksner to discuss best literacy practices in easy-to-implement ways. The two women are educators and literacy coaches. Faith and Judy encourage all educators to enter lively discussions about literacy's most pressing issues. Faith's Bio-Faith Borkowsky, the founder of High Five Literacy, LLC, is an internationally respected and sought-after literacy consultant, certified dyslexia practitioner, and award-winning author and speaker. She has over thirty-five years of experience in literacy instruction - as a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, regional literacy coach, administrator, and private tutor. Faith counsels and provides professional development for school districts and teachers,and offers parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations on science-based literacy practices. She is the author of the award-winning book, Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention, and the “If Only I Would Have Known…” series of books, conceived as a roadmap for literacy-readiness and success for parents of young children. Faith regularly blogs about literacy issues and tirelessly advocates for community-based solutions to promote literacy for all children and social justice. She works with school districts and community-based literacy professionals all over the world, and in 2021, Faith was a finalist for the World Literacy Foundation Award for her significant contributions to literacy.Faith is honored to have a role in the 2022 feature-length documentary, The Truth About Reading.Judy's Bio-Judy Boksner has over 25 years of New York City Education experience as an educator, classroom teacher, coach, and reading specialist. Judy works with teachers and children all throughout areas in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Greenwich Ct. She has extensive training in evidence-based methodologies such as Orton Gillingham, Wilson’s Fundations, and The Hochman Method, also known as The Writing Revolution. Judy's work may be seen and followed on her show The Literacy View YouTube channel andpodcast where Judy and her co-host Faith Borkowsky discuss and interview someof the leading voices in education about shifting to evidence and science alignedpractices to accelerate student outcomes. Judy works with many private clients as a reading specialist and is also teaching mini courses at Manhattanville College.  For Professional Inquiries Please Reach Out To: realteacherstheliteracyview@gmail.comDISCLAIMER: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHORS. THEY DO NOT PURPORT TO REFLECT THE OPINIONS OR VIEWS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR THEIR MEMBERS. THE DESIGNATIONS EMPLOYED IN THIS PUBLICATION AND THE PRESENTATION OF MATERIAL THEREIN DO NOT IMPLY THE EXPRESSION OF ANY OPINION WHATSOEVER ON THE PART OF- CONCERNING LEGAL STATUS OF ANY COUNTRY, AREA, OR TERRITORIES, OR OF ITS AUTHORITIES. THE LITERACY VIEW IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE NYCDOE OR LITERACY TEAM.

    Ep. 77-Program Review Protocols with Dr. Timothy Shanahan

    Ep. 77-Program Review Protocols with Dr. Timothy Shanahan

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…Program Review Protocols with Dr. Timothy ShanahanTimothy Shanahan’s latest blog on problems with textbook reviews got us talking!Shanahan took some time out of his busy schedule to join us on The Literacy View todiscuss problems and his suggested solutions.Shanahan on Literacy Article:What About Textbook Reviews?https://www.shanahanonliteracy.com/blog/what-about-the-textbook-reviewsQuote:Despite the rhetoric of these groups, the term “evidence aligned” is...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    EP.76-Ann Sullivan: Phonics for Students with Special Needs

    EP.76-Ann Sullivan: Phonics for Students with Special Needs

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…Ann Sullivan: Phonics for Students with Special NeedsAutistic people’s cognitive potential has been underestimated as well as their linguisticpotential. Ann Sullivan offers suggestions for how teachers can help children access phonics.Article:“Literacy in Nonspeaking Autistic People”https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/13623613241230709Ann Sullivan Bio:Ann has over 30 years’ experience in mainstream and specialist education. Based in the UK, herca...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP.75-Which ELA Practices Should Be Removed? Anna Geiger, The Measured Mom, Weighs In!

    EP.75-Which ELA Practices Should Be Removed? Anna Geiger, The Measured Mom, Weighs In!

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…Which ELA Practices Should Be Removed? Anna Geiger, The Measured Mom, Weighs In!Casey Jergens lists many of the practices he has dropped from his ELA block over the years.Article:PUTTING THE “STRUCTURE” INTO STRUCTURED LITERACY: PART 4By Casey Jergens3/27/24The Goyen Foundation Bloghttps://www.goyen.io/blog/putting-the-structure-into-structured-literacy-part-4Bio:Anna Geiger has classroom experience from first through fifth grade. After earning her master'...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep.74-APM Reports Journalist Christopher Peak Breaking News Episode!

    Ep.74-APM Reports Journalist Christopher Peak Breaking News Episode!

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…APM Journalist Christopher Peak Breaking News Episode!Sold a Story Christopher Peak joins us to discuss his THREE APRIL articles with us about the collapse of literacy giants: Reading Recovery, Lucy Calkins, and Fountas and Pinnell, along with Heinemann Publishing.Christopher Peak Bio:Christopher Peak is an investigative reporter who covers education for APM Reports. He co-reported “Sold a Story,” a podcast about a disproven approach to teaching reading us...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep.73-Kathy Rastle on Having a Database of Books for Children

    Ep.73-Kathy Rastle on Having a Database of Books for Children

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…Kathy Rastle on Having a Database of Books for ChildrenThe Children and Young People’s Books-Lexicon (CYP-LEX) provides unprecedented informationinto the nature of vocabulary in books that British children aged 7+ read and is a highly valuable resource for those studying reading and language development.Shouldn’t we have one in the USA?What Words do Children Encounter When They Read for Pleasure?Maria Korochkina Kathy Rastle on Having a Database of ...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep.72-Is Reading Recovery the Science of Reading?

    Ep.72-Is Reading Recovery the Science of Reading?

    Send us a Text Message.The One About…Is Reading Recovery the Science of Reading?Article:“Reading Recovery IS the Science(s) of Reading and the Art of Teaching”Debra Semm Rich, Saint Mary’s Collegehttps://readingrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/JRR_23-2_Spring_2024_Rich.pdfQuote from the article:“The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast the media version of the Science ofReading (SOR) Movement with the comprehensive, researched Sciences of Reading to whichReading Recovery ...

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Literacy and Justice For All ,

Episode 72

I was offended by your attorney guest’s dismissive view of Mississippi’s hard work to improve: “They couldn’t get any lower.”

That guest also said that NY should have been on top re: NAEP (paraphrase), but didn’t give a reason. Is that an elitist view? Also, in the (former) home of TCRWP, they would expect high performance?

Kristen@77 ,

A Podcast to Recommend!

This is a podcast that I have shared and recommend! Faith and Judy do a great job! These ladies care about kids and educators! They are both in the field. They will share about past practices they have used that they no longer implement. Can’t many of us relate to that? They have a variety of guests and bring researchers on the podcast too! There are lots of literacy podcasts out there. This has become a favorite! Please keep the episodes coming, girls!

Me inNH ,

Tone it down!

I really enjoy the topics covered and lively debate. Just wish that you had a sound engineer that could improve the quality. I can’t listen sometimes because I have to be in the right mindset to tolerate the tone and poor quality. Also, please give your guests more opportunity to speak! I feel their frustration. Maybe save some of your discussion for after the guest or something please!

Top Podcasts In Education

The Mel Robbins Podcast
Mel Robbins
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Mick Unplugged
Mick Hunt
Law of Attraction SECRETS
Natasha Graziano
TED Talks Daily
TED
Digital Social Hour
Sean Kelly

You Might Also Like

Literacy Talks
Reading Horizons
Melissa & Lori Love Literacy ™
Powered by Great Minds
Triple R Teaching
Anna Geiger
EDVIEW360
Voyager Sopris Learning
Science of Reading: The Podcast
Amplify Education
Sold a Story
APM Reports