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Episode 2: Reading Aloud to Children

Read Write Think (and Listen) with Renee Podcast

Release Date: 02/05/2020

Episode 14: Leveraging Leadership show art Episode 14: Leveraging Leadership

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and discuss their "Systems Thinking" approach to supporting school communities and leadership. Together they discuss finding your professional learning network, wise resistance, saying yes & figuring things out later, the importance of listening,  distributive leadership, and taking it all in one nibble at a time.   We can all leverage leadership. Join Brooke and Renee as they share lessons they learned from running in Central Park, eating pancakes, and serving one another as thinking partners. 

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Let's Craft Some Good show art Let's Craft Some Good

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I'm joined by Rachel Hatteberg Walt, the founder of Craftingood. Together, we discuss in this episode the importance of supporting the children in our lives to cultivate the spirit of gratitude which in return inspires a heart of generosity, compassion, and kindness. Rachel gives us the tools we can do this not only in the holiday season, but extend it throughout the entire year. We can use our talents and creativity to Craft Some Good for others! 

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Episode 12: Pivot with Puppets show art Episode 12: Pivot with Puppets

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Whether you're a caregiver supporting at home learning, a teacher thinking through remote, hybrid, or brick & mortar teaching scenarios, Chase, Sophie and their pack of puppets have something to offer all of us! Let's think through the possibilities that puppets give us to leverage joy in learning! Let's imagine a pivot with puppets.

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Episode 11: Word Study that Sticks show art Episode 11: Word Study that Sticks

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“How do you spell…” ever hear that question? Spelling is an interesting piece of the word study puzzle, and I’m grateful for educators like Pam who joins us on this episode! Pam Koutrakos is an educator, parent, consultant, and author of bestseller “Word Study that Sticks published by Corwin Literacy. Together, Pam and I think through practical, budget friendly, engaging, and fun experiences we can practice on a daily basis to foster and cultivate a curiosity of word awareness (and learning in general) for the children in our lives!

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Episode 10: A Love Revolution show art Episode 10: A Love Revolution

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I'm joined by Bethanie Colwell who shares her story and asks "What are we doing to support the children in our lives in ways that prevent the loss of life? What are we doing to support children so that that they can live out the fullness of their lives?" She's leading the way to a LOVE REVOLUTION...one inspired by beloved Fred Rogers who reminds us, "Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people."

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Special Edition: Reilly & Renee Think with You! show art Special Edition: Reilly & Renee Think with You!

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In this episode, my daughter, Reilly Kate joins me as my special guest. Reilly is a reader, writer, and thinker. Reilly shares with us several of her theories, ideas, questions, and wonderings about all things Princesses, the possibilities of a career at NASA, falling and getting back up. She's 4 soon to be turning 5. I'm 45. I'm biased, she's the best. I'm grateful that I get to be her mom! I can't wait to see what her 5th year around the sun will bring. Happy Birthday Reilly Kate! I love you! 

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Episode 9: Personal Journeys of Growth and Transformation show art Episode 9: Personal Journeys of Growth and Transformation

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Meghan Ryan shares with us her personal journey, growth and learning from dealing with her spiritual soul gunk...we've all got it! Soul gunk prevents us from seeing our bias, our blind-spots, our whiteness, our privilege, our racism. Meghan asks each of what are we doing to examine our own soul gunk? When we examine our soul gunk we experience a personal evolution, a fuller version of ourselves, healing, growth, and transformation.

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Episode 8: Your Story Matters show art Episode 8: Your Story Matters

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We are known by the stories we tell, so...are we telling them? How are we telling them? Why are we telling them? In this episode, we're joined by special guest Antonio Sacre. Antonio is a performing artist, author, and consultant to educators. He supports educators in thinking (of the many ways) how story fits into curriculum.  Now more than every, our stories matter. Whether we're teaching in brick and mortar classrooms, distance learning platforms, or at home learning...telling stories helps us to connect, focus, dream, and imagine the possibilities.  Thank you for joining Antonio...

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Episode 7: Literacy as a Civil Right show art Episode 7: Literacy as a Civil Right

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In this episode you’ll hear the turnaround story of Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School in Watts, CA surrounded by 5 public housing projects, 100% free and reduced lunch, 60% English Learners, 40% Standard English Learners, and a team of educators who embraced the idea of creating a community of professional practitioners. With her vision, Dr. Long led educators, students, & families, to believe that they deserve the very best that teaching has to offer - that literacy, is in fact, a civil right.

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Episode 6: Finding the Joy show art Episode 6: Finding the Joy

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How do we plan for instruction at home and in school that leads to true happiness and joy for all children? In this episode, my friend and colleague, Katie Cunningham reminds us that the very nature of learning brings joy to our lives! How do we make sure we're not missing out on joyful learning experiences in our everyday lives? Where's the balance in planning for strategy instruction and discovery, wonder, and play in classrooms? Check out more from Katie at her blog Start with Joy

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In honor of World Read Aloud Day listen to a few ideas to think about when reading aloud to the children in your lives. When we read aloud we model the process of thinking through texts as proficient readers. We also discuss considerations for organizing books, thinking about books, and talking about books. We hope that every day is read aloud day! Let us know how it goes...happy reading!