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Teacher's Corner

Jan 16, 2020

If you’ve ever heard students ask in your English class “When am I ever going to need this again?” Jennifer Fletcher has just the answer.  Teaching Literature Rhetorically helps your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed not just in their English language arts classes, but, more...

Jan 3, 2020

Gail and Allison share how their insights gained from working with hundreds of teachers and students informed the new edition of The CAFE Book.  Check out for even more great teaching.    



Dec 19, 2019

Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca sat down with us recently to answer questions that came in from Patterns of Power Facebook Community members. If you already use these resources for your grammar instruction, you might learn some helpful, new tips. And if you’re less familiar with Jeff and Whitney’s work—listen...

Dec 6, 2019

Kassia Wedekind and Allison Hintz share what they’ve learned from a recent project they worked on together about the importance of listening in the classroom.  They’ll share their stories, their research, tips and tools to help your students become better listeners, as well as ways teachers can become better...

Nov 11, 2019

Longtime friends and colleagues Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser reflect on the journey that led them to create the Teacher's Toolkit for Independent Reading, a comprehensive collection of resources for grades 3, 4, and 5 that will give teachers everything they need to confer with confidence.