Early grades teachers often ask us the following questions about supporting young children to engage with, understand, and write stories:
"I'm not sure how to get my students to talk more about the complex storybooks we read together."
“Is it okay to work with complex stories? Will...
From a Kindergarten Classroom:
We must keep the bees safe and protect them. Bees are critical because they pollinate fruits and vegetables. Bees are critical because they help us. We should save the bees by not spraying pesticides on crops.
For English learners the opportunity to engage in rich science learning is an issue of educational equity. However, teachers are often unsure of how to support academic science writing. The "teaching and learning cycle" can support students' language, reading, writing and science content knowledge.
During a day-long institute at the CABE annual conference, I watched my colleague, Danielle Garegnani, fluidly describe multiple ways to scaffold collaborative text reconstruction — one of our keystone pedagogies — for children of all different ages, skill levels, and linguistic backgrounds.
As soon as I walked into the kindergarten classroom, I could feel the buzz of little children working as harmoniously and diligently as honeybees tending their hive. They were working in pairs and small groups at several learning stations around the room...
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-facilitating two Leading with Learning sessions at the California Department of Education’s 2016 Title III Accountability Leadership Institute (ALI) in San Francisco. My co-facilitators included Maria Maldonado...
Welcome to our website! Here you will find key project documents, success stories, and details about our approach. Check out our intro video for an overview of Leading with Learning’s work with our two founding districts.
Voices From the Field
“I am most excited about how everything that we do for kids is focused on making meaning. Those practices that are designed to require collaboration are particularly exciting to me as they also require that we foster a culture of respect for self and others and those conditions that are necessary for a risk-free learning environment. This project has provided new learning for teachers that provided opportunity for an equal playing field as we were learning together—coaches, principals, and teachers—which created a community of learners rather than a community of experts telling teachers what to do.”
– Leading with Learning Coach