Building a Community of Literacy Educators

The BC Literacy Council of the International Reading Association (BCLCIRA), commonly known as ReadingBC, has long been committed to improving student engagement in books and proficiency in literacy.  Members read journals such as The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, attend conferences and get together to discuss things they have tried in their classroomsContinue reading “Building a Community of Literacy Educators”

Smart Change by Art Markman

Art Markman is not only an academic but personable and hence able to convey his message.  If the truth be known, I also like him BECAUSE he brought his mother to his presentation and book signing at The Learning and the Brain Conference in New York on Mother’s Day.  Every mother of a son realizesContinue reading “Smart Change by Art Markman”

Will You Read The Witches Malice?

My friend, David Hutchison, is working on his seventh draft of The Witches’ Malice.  I was honoured when he asked me to read the manuscript and give him feedback.  I was not entirely certain what that feedback should look like in order to be meaningful.  Years ago when I went to teach in China, I startedContinue reading “Will You Read The Witches Malice?”