"Never hold a strategy in higher esteem than students' learning." --Douglas Fisher
"I've loved the kingdom of story. I've lived in the awe of words." --Nikki Grimes
"Everyone's a language learner, cultivating word consciousness... Every word is everywhere once you start noticing." --Ashley Maxwell
Reading should be the reward, rather than relying on extrinsic trinkets to prop up reading habits.
"Denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good." --Philip Gourevitch, quoted by Danny M. Cohen
“Say, you’re teaching 3rd grade… you’re not teaching 3rd grade; you’re teaching all the way from 7th grade to cave man.” --Danny Brassell
Use semantic maps to relate new words to known words, rather than having learners glean out-of-context definitions from dictionaries. --Nell K. Duke
“Reading accompanies you. It goes with you everywhere... Literacy is the most flexible invention that people ever created." --Pam Allyn
“We as teachers get the privilege to assign meaning to data.” --Valerie McBride-Taft
“Humor transmutes pain into meaning and connection. When you laugh, you’re connecting... When you can laugh at something that mortified you, you’ve healed it.” --Jeff Anderson
Two chief types of questions: inquiry questions broaden thinking; probe questions focus thinking.
“Such a beautiful balance in a conference between what do we know and what we think the kid needs. Conferencing is such a subtle series of moves.” --Penny Kittle
“Time is the currency of education. How do we spend special, limited time?” --Kelly Gallagher
Voice is “that ineffable quality that makes writing sound like a real person.” --Kate Messner