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Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.

The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles Eva Mireles

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Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.

    Systems The Real Self Care

    Systems The Real Self Care

    Listen in as: I share how creating systems that support you is the real self care. You may be thinking Eva it’s late in the year who actually cares, but here is the thing anytime is a great time to create a system that supports you. I talk about: -What is a system, routine and habit? -Why you need systems, routines and habits in your work life. -How to incorporate systems, routines and habits into your day. Quotables: -I don't really believe in the idea of work-life balance anymore, and thank goodness, because life is hard enough without looking for one more way that we may or may not be measuring up. -The goal should be to come to work fully rested, fully prepared and fully ready to be present in the moment with our students and not constantly thinking about the million and one things that we have to do. -I'm going to teach you how to craft your routines for tasks that you need to do daily, weekly, and monthly, then you will have a chance to craft your very own daily routines checklist. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Systems the Real Self Care Workshop Link to book mentioned(affiliate links found below): Atomic Habits Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’


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    • 10 min
    Guided Book Clubs an Alternative to Literature Circles

    Guided Book Clubs an Alternative to Literature Circles

    Listen in as:
    I share my solution for literature circles and book clubs. Hint I have control issues and couldn’t do it the normal way. Listen in as I take you step by step through my roll out and implementation process.
    I talk about:
    -Why to take a guided book club approach to literature discussions in upper elementary grades.
    -How to create buy-in for guided book clubs  in your classroom.
    -How to get started with guided book clubs in your classroom.
    Quotables:
    -Although their need for small group instruction in reading was the same, the way I went about it, the materials I used among other things were all different.
    -A guided book club is composed of a group of students reading at a similar reading level. Students have buy-in in choosing the book the group reads.
    -Guided book clubs are a great opportunity to teach students how to discuss books as well as a great time to reteach skills previously taught in mini lessons, but not yet mastered by your class.
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD
    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.
    Leave a Rating and Review:
    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.
    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook

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    • 9 min
    How To Lead A Literacy Revolution In Your Classroom

    How To Lead A Literacy Revolution In Your Classroom

    Listen in as:
    I share how you can lead a literacy revolution in your classroom that helps equip students to become thinking members of society.
    I talk about:
    -What book banning is.
    -Why world leaders ban books.
    -How to equip students to become thinking members of society despite what is going on in our world right now.
    Quotables:
    -Reading is a revolutionary act and because world leaders know this they have long attempted to  control the access to books and literacy as a form of control.
    -He who controls the books controls the people.
    -During your reading block the main purpose of your reading block is to teach students how to engage with and think about books so that they can transfer these skills to becoming thinking members of society.
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD
    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.
    Leave a Rating and Review:
    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.
    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook

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    Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’
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    • 10 min
    Grief and Teaching

    Grief and Teaching

    Listen in as:
    I share what has been helping me navigate grief and work.
    I talk about:
    -What grief is.
    -Questions to ask yourself so that you can identify what you need most.
    -How creating a movement practice can help you move through your grief.
    Quotables:
    -Self honesty is essential to being able to discern what you need most and how to give it to yourself or ask for help.
    -We barely make time to go to the restroom let alone make time to get honest about how we are really doing and how we are really feeling.
    -Grief manifests itself physically in your body.
    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD
    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.
    Leave a Rating and Review:
    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.
    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook

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    Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’
    Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.”
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    • 9 min
    Mid Year PD Book Recommendations

    Mid Year PD Book Recommendations

    Listen in as:

    Share two professional book recommendations for this time of year. Teachers are lifelong learners and as such you are always on the lookout for books and skills to add to your toolbox.

    I talk about:

    -Thinking through when to add new tools to your teacher tool box

    -Adding read aloud with accountable talk to your whole group instruction and what book to guide you

    -Varying your small group instruction and what book to guide you

    Quotables:

    -Read-Aloud with accountable talk was such a game changing addition to my reading block.

    -Now that you’ve figured out how to navigate the basics of guided reading you may have noticed that not every student actually needs guided reading, but you’re not quite sure what to do next.

    -If you’ve gotten your mini lesson down to 15 minutes and you are able to get guided reading groups on most days then you might be ready to add more tools to your whole group and small group instruction tool box.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD

    Books Mentioned In Podcast (affiliate links shared below):

    Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books

    Teaching Reading In Small Groups

    Past Episodes Mentioned:

    What is a Mini Lesson Anyway?

    Guided Reading Basics

    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.

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    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary reading teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.

    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook


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    • 6 min
    Reset Your Reading Block Any Time Of Year

    Reset Your Reading Block Any Time Of Year

    Listen in as:

    I share tips about ways to reset your reading block any time of the year, because let’s face it, any time of year is a good time to reset your reading block.

    I talk about:

    -Celebrating your wins

    -Resetting your goals if something is not working

    -Staying the course if things are going well

    -Helping your classroom community hit the reset button

    -Helping each student reset their reading goals

    Quotables:

    - Mid-year is a great time to take stock of how things are going in your reading classroom and hit refresh on those goals, but let’s be honest any time of year is a good time to hit the refresh button.

    - Think about how you showed up well in your reading block this last semester, last month, or even last week depending on when you choose to embark on this practice. Take a moment to list off what went right. Read these accomplishments out loud and pat yourself on the back, you deserve it.

    - Sometimes the most sanity saving, lifegiving practice growing thing we can do for ourselves and our students is to stay the course.

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD

    Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles.

    Leave a Rating and Review:
    This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today.

    The Reading Teacher’s Playbook


    Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher.
    Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’
    Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.”
    Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info
    Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best)
    Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast
    Click ‘Send’


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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

britt_teaches ,

The basics plus more! What all teachers need.

Eva is full of tips and strategies for upper elementary teachers. Whether you are new or a veteran reading teacher, Eva gives practical tips that are easy to implement. Sometimes we all need a refresher when it comes to how to engage our kids or keep our mini lessons in line with our goals and the standards. Definitely worth a listen and a follow if you’re a grade 3-5 teacher!

Gretchen Schultek ,

Helpful!

Eva is so knowledgeable and has a heart for literacy instruction. She knows what works and shares her secrets on this podcast. Highly recommend!

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