If you are interested in learning more about the teacher pipeline in Indiana, this link takes you to a study released by the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) in March of 2021.
If you are new to teaching and want to know more about phonics OR if you a veteran teacher who wants to evaluate your current practices this is a great place to start! A Fresh Look at Phonics: Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success by Wiley Blevins is a practical, easy to read book with immediate item actions that teachers can take into the classroom. Teachers can also find some additional resources online to support the ideas in the book.
Novels in verse are some of my favorites! I’m including three possible titles you could share with your students.
This title is a coming of age story appropriate for middle school. It is relatable for anyone who has been the new person, the person speaking up, and the person who is struggling to fit in.