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The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles

The Reading Teacher's Playbook with Eva Mireles

By Eva Mireles
Are you a reading teacher in grades 3-5 thinking about how to teach all the components of your literacy block? Looking for a little guidance navigating the reading teacher journey? Welcome to the Reading Teacher's Playbook where we talk all things #readingteacherlife. Join your host, Eva Mireles as she talks about helping busy reading teachers become confident in their ability to create intentional and engaging lessons for their students.She'll give you tips and tools to put into practice today, she also shares her own journey of juggling being a mom, educator and a business owner.
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Systems The Real Self Care
Listen in as: I share how creating systems that support you is the real self care. You may be thinking Eva it’s late in the year who actually cares, but here is the thing anytime is a great time to create a system that supports you. I talk about: -What is a system, routine and habit? -Why you need systems, routines and habits in your work life. -How to incorporate systems, routines and habits into your day. Quotables: -I don't really believe in the idea of work-life balance anymore, and thank goodness, because life is hard enough without looking for one more way that we may or may not be measuring up. -The goal should be to come to work fully rested, fully prepared and fully ready to be present in the moment with our students and not constantly thinking about the million and one things that we have to do. -I'm going to teach you how to craft your routines for tasks that you need to do daily, weekly, and monthly, then you will have a chance to craft your very own daily routines checklist. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Systems the Real Self Care Workshop Link to book mentioned(affiliate links found below): Atomic Habits Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
10:49
May 12, 2022
Guided Book Clubs an Alternative to Literature Circles
Listen in as: I share my solution for literature circles and book clubs. Hint I have control issues and couldn’t do it the normal way. Listen in as I take you step by step through my roll out and implementation process. I talk about: -Why to take a guided book club approach to literature discussions in upper elementary grades. -How to create buy-in for guided book clubs  in your classroom. -How to get started with guided book clubs in your classroom. Quotables: -Although their need for small group instruction in reading was the same, the way I went about it, the materials I used among other things were all different. -A guided book club is composed of a group of students reading at a similar reading level. Students have buy-in in choosing the book the group reads. -Guided book clubs are a great opportunity to teach students how to discuss books as well as a great time to reteach skills previously taught in mini lessons, but not yet mastered by your class. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
09:36
May 05, 2022
How To Lead A Literacy Revolution In Your Classroom
Listen in as: I share how you can lead a literacy revolution in your classroom that helps equip students to become thinking members of society. I talk about: -What book banning is. -Why world leaders ban books. -How to equip students to become thinking members of society despite what is going on in our world right now. Quotables: -Reading is a revolutionary act and because world leaders know this they have long attempted to  control the access to books and literacy as a form of control. -He who controls the books controls the people. -During your reading block the main purpose of your reading block is to teach students how to engage with and think about books so that they can transfer these skills to becoming thinking members of society. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
10:26
April 28, 2022
Grief and Teaching
Listen in as: I share what has been helping me navigate grief and work. I talk about: -What grief is. -Questions to ask yourself so that you can identify what you need most. -How creating a movement practice can help you move through your grief. Quotables: -Self honesty is essential to being able to discern what you need most and how to give it to yourself or ask for help. -We barely make time to go to the restroom let alone make time to get honest about how we are really doing and how we are really feeling. -Grief manifests itself physically in your body. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
09:55
April 21, 2022
Mid Year PD Book Recommendations
Listen in as: Share two professional book recommendations for this time of year. Teachers are lifelong learners and as such you are always on the lookout for books and skills to add to your toolbox. I talk about: -Thinking through when to add new tools to your teacher tool box -Adding read aloud with accountable talk to your whole group instruction and what book to guide you -Varying your small group instruction and what book to guide you Quotables: -Read-Aloud with accountable talk was such a game changing addition to my reading block. -Now that you’ve figured out how to navigate the basics of guided reading you may have noticed that not every student actually needs guided reading, but you’re not quite sure what to do next. -If you’ve gotten your mini lesson down to 15 minutes and you are able to get guided reading groups on most days then you might be ready to add more tools to your whole group and small group instruction tool box. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Books Mentioned In Podcast (affiliate links shared below): Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books Teaching Reading In Small Groups Past Episodes Mentioned: What is a Mini Lesson Anyway? Guided Reading Basics Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary reading teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
06:49
April 14, 2022
Reset Your Reading Block Any Time Of Year
Listen in as: I share tips about ways to reset your reading block any time of the year, because let’s face it, any time of year is a good time to reset your reading block. I talk about: -Celebrating your wins -Resetting your goals if something is not working -Staying the course if things are going well -Helping your classroom community hit the reset button -Helping each student reset their reading goals Quotables: - Mid-year is a great time to take stock of how things are going in your reading classroom and hit refresh on those goals, but let’s be honest any time of year is a good time to hit the refresh button. - Think about how you showed up well in your reading block this last semester, last month, or even last week depending on when you choose to embark on this practice. Take a moment to list off what went right. Read these accomplishments out loud and pat yourself on the back, you deserve it. - Sometimes the most sanity saving, lifegiving practice growing thing we can do for ourselves and our students is to stay the course. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
15:50
March 31, 2022
How To Get Students To Love Reading Pt. 2
Listen in as: I share part two of a two part series about how a love of reading is cultivated in a classroom. Part two of this series is all about how a love of reading is taught. I talk about: -What to teach your students to do first -Teaching students how to think about their reading -Giving students a chance to practice -Building a reading community -Encouraging students to read widely -Teaching students how to make reading a priority Quotables: -Most teachers know the value of students having time to read at home, yet we have zero control over what students do when they are outside of our classrooms. -There is value in meaningful reading activities, but if you have to choose between reading activities and actual reading I would encourage you to choose giving students time with text. -Teach students how to think about their reading. We are so used to operating on autopilot and not really paying attention to the moment. Our students are no different. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
09:23
March 31, 2022
How To Get Students To Love Reading Pt. 1
Listen in as: I share part one of a two part series about how a love of reading is cultivated in a classroom. Part one of this series is all about how a love of reading is caught. I talk about: -Taking on the identity of a reader -Making it impossible to opt out -What books to start with -How to take your reading habit public Quotables: - If you have a negative attitude about reading your students will pick up on it too. -We start by taking on the identity of a reader. I know this sounds simple, but this is exactly what we do with our students. We start by trying to get them to see themselves in a different light so that they can start thinking of the possibilities and acting accordingly. - I would also recommend you read books that fuel your fire for teaching and specifically teaching reading. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
07:17
March 31, 2022
I'm Still Here
Listen in as: I share why I took an extended break from the podcast and what to look forward to hearing in this upcoming season. I talk about: -Why I took a break -What made me come back -Why I’m still here Quotables: -I’m on a mission to help upper elementary reading teachers use their literacy block to teach students how to think about books so that students learn how to apply those same thinking skills to their everyday life. -This season we will dig into how to reset your reading block any time of year, what professional development books you will want to add to your PD reading list, How a love of reading is both taught and caught, We will even take a dive into how to create systems that support you. I will also get a little ranty as I tackle how you can lead a book banning revolution in your classroom. -Things don’t have to be perfect, I don’t have to be or feel perfect in order to make an impact in my building, through this podcast and in the online eduspace. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book a discovery call for one on one coaching or school PD Next Steps: If this episode resonated with you, take a screenshot of the episode and tag me on instagram @msevamireles. Leave a Rating and Review: This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other upper elementary teachers get ideas they can use in their class today. The Reading Teacher’s Playbook Search for my show on iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’
07:57
March 31, 2022
3 Tips for Keeping Students Reading Over Winter Break
Listen in as: I give you 3 steps for keeping your students reading over the winter break. I talk about: Creating a culture of reading, no it’s not too late. I also talk about how to use easy to do activities to help you create a bingo board and how to use a books to read list to help your students set reading goals. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Books To Read List (Winter Edition) 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Creating Your Own Reading Response Choice Board Workshop Waitlist Next Steps: Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
06:38
December 09, 2021
4 Steps for Prepping Yourself For Winter Break
Listen in as: I give you actionable ideas that you can use to get yourself ready to truly enjoy your winter break. I talk about: The things you need to do to start your break off right, why it’s important to think about how you want to feel at the end of your break before it starts and ways to reignite your passion for teaching before coming back in the new year. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Creating Your Own Reading Response Choice Board Workshop Waitlist Next Steps: Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:10
December 09, 2021
Launching Reading Response the Right Way
Listen in as: I give you actionable ideas that you can use to launch reading response opportunities the right way. I talk about: My love/hate relationship with reading response activities The right reasons to use reading response How to launch reading response the right way Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Reading Response Choice Board Bundle Creating Your Own Reading Response Choice Board Workshop Waitlist 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Next Steps: Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
08:10
November 16, 2021
Keeping Kids Accountable During Independent Reading
Listen in as: I give you actionable ideas that you can use to keep students accountable during independent reading. I talk about: Creating a culture of reading Using Stop and Jot And …. So much more Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Book Talk Projects Reading Response Choice Board Bundle Conferring and Guided Reading Template Bundle 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Next Steps: Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
11:33
November 10, 2021
Tips for Crafting a Virtual or In Person Mini Lesson
Listen in as: I give you tangible actions steps for crafting a virtual and/or in person mini lesson. You are going to want to grab your notes app for this episode. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Mini Lesson Template 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Want to read more: Mini lesson blog posts  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
10:57
October 27, 2021
Mini Lesson Do's and Dont's/Coming Back from a Mini Lesson Bust
Listen in as I break down my top mini lesson Do’s and Dont’s. I also tackle how to come back from a mini lesson bust, because guess what no matter how much we prepare not every single lesson will land. Don’t worry I got you. I help you create a comeback plan. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Mini Lesson Template 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Want to read more: Mini lesson blog posts  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
10:17
October 21, 2021
What is a Mini Lesson Anyway?
Listen in as I break down the components of a mini lesson and share what I think the point and purpose of a mini lesson is. Tune in to hear how I used to do it and how I changed my ways. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Mini Lesson Template 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
07:29
October 14, 2021
Three Must Have Books For Launching Your Reading Block
Reader’s workshop has been around for a long time, which means that there are a lot of books out there. This can be good and it can also be overwhelming. That’s where I come in. Listen as I break down: My top 3 books for getting your reading block started off right. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: (affiliate links) Books:  Daily 5  The Reading Strategies Book The Next Step Forward In Guided Reading Other Resources: Teaching Reading 101 4 steps to crafting a mini lesson One on One Coaching Support Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
07:48
October 07, 2021
Launching Independent Reading
In this episode we are going to talk about all things independent reading. Take a sneak peak at my workshop that talks about all things launching independent reading so that you launch your readers workshop right. Listen as I break down how to: Give your students the skinny on the how, the what and the why behind independent reading. Learn how I build a community of readers. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Launching Independent Reading Workshop One on One Coaching Support Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
10:38
September 22, 2021
Beginning of the Year Goal Setting: Student Edition
In the last episode we talked all about setting goals for yourself as the teacher of your reading block. We talked about my 7 step approach to setting goals that stick and how to use those goals to craft a PD plan. In this episode we are going to talk about applying the same goal setting framework to your class as a whole as well as your individual students. Let’s Jump in. 7 steps to setting a professional  goal you will stick with: 1.Reflect 2. Visualize what success looks like 3.Identify Action Steps Listen to the podcast to learn more. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Reading Goals Resource One on One Coaching Support Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles
09:56
September 16, 2021
Beginning of the Year Goal Setting: Teacher Edition
In this episode- Learn how to set goals for yourself as the chief visionary for your reading classroom. Learn my seven step approach to crafting a goal that helps you create your PD plan for the year.  I walk you through several examples so you walk away feeling equipped to tackle setting a goal you actually want to work towards. 7 steps to setting a professional  goal you will stick with: 1.Reflect 2. Visualize what success looks like 3.Identify Action Steps Listen to the podcast to learn more. Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Surviving to Thriving Teacher Toolkit Tips and Tricks for Guided Reading One on One Coaching Support Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
14:16
September 09, 2021
Recharging Your Batteries with Erin Myres
In This Episode: I interviewed Erin Myres and we talked about ways teachers can recharge this summer. Erin has been teaching for 8 years and has experience in both elementary and middle school. She will be stepping into a new position in the fall as a program coordinator and will be working with teachers to further develop the curriculum we teach. Listen as Erin shares: The benefits of habit stacking to recharge. The difference between relaxing and rest and how both play a vital role in physical and mental recharging in order to avoid burnout. How we need to be intentional in our efforts to recharge because it is possible to still feel burned out after time off. How tapping into our inner child can be the secret to recharging before we jump into the next school year. Ways to stay in touch with Erin: On twitter and Instagram: @erinmyres@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/erinmyres Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
28:51
July 09, 2021
Redefining Rest and Reflection with The Afro Educator
In This Episode: I interviewed Alexis from The Afro Educator and we talked about all things teacher rest and reflection this summer. This episode is jam packed with solid advice and tips for teachers who are completely off for the summer as well as those that have to work. Alexis Shepard is a veteran educator from South Carolina with a decade of teaching experience in the elementary and middle school settings. Alexis is no stranger to burn out. After multiple encounters with burn-out, a desire to take steps towards more personal and professional development began the journey of teacher self-care and wellness. She created, The AfroEducator to facilitate connections with like minded educators. Very quickly though, a passion was ignited in Alexis to help teachers manage burnout. She recognized that through her own journey, she could empower teachers to reframe the narratives that contribute to the overwhelm so many teachers face daily in classrooms. She champions teacher self-care through education, reflection, and dialogue.  Alexis believes that by sharing stories, she can inspire and empower teachers to teach and live authentically Listen as Alexis shares: -Her definition of self care -How to align your summer to do list with your values -Tips for scheduling rest into your week -Ideas for how to practice mindfulness throughout your busy day -How to reflect on this year in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty ….and so much more Ways to stay in touch with Alexis: www.theafroeducator.com On twitter and Instagram: @theafroeducator Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Ways to stay connected with me and our community:  Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
40:43
June 23, 2021
Summer Bucket List Planning for Teachers and Students
In this episode- We talk about how we often head into summer exhausted and don’t really have an idea for how we want summer to go except that we need a break. Then we wonder why we start our school year harried and not really feeling any better than when the school year ended. Let’s not have that be our reality this year. Let’s create a summer plan that empowers us to take care of ourselves and embark on a little learning all while enjoying the lazy days of summer. Listen to the podcast to learn more.  Miss any details read the blog: Summer Bucket List Planning for Teachers and Students  Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Summer Bucket list Planning and Comeback Better Challenge E2E summer reboot July 16th-18th. Coaching Transformed- July 7th Stepping Into Coaching- July 12th-14th The Literacy Workshop by Maria Walther and Karen Briggs-Tucker Writing about Reading by Janet Angelillo Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
08:58
June 02, 2021
End of the year ideas: Finish Strong
In this episode- Learn how to turn the end of the year slump into an opportunity to finish strong. Let’s not abandon ship on all the best teaching practices that we have used all year. Let’s do the things we need to do and give our students meaningful activities to end the year with. Cast a vision for how you want your school year to end and make a: Front and Center Plan Community Building Plan Back End Plan Listen to the podcast to learn more.  Miss any details read the blog: End of the year ideas: Life After State Testing Links to resources mentioned in the podcast: Finish Strong challenge Bingo End of the year book awards blog post Setting Reading Goals Books to read list for summer and beyond  Graphic organizers to use with buddy readers  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
15:17
May 16, 2021
A Day In The Life of Test Prep
In this episode I chat about what a possible frame work that could be used in the reading classroom during test prep season:  Read Aloud Mini Lesson Small Group  Independent Reading I also chat about the test prep instructional strategy that I made digital to help boost engagement. Resource Mentioned in the episode: Reading Test Prep Strategy  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at @msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:28
April 29, 2021
Make Test Prep Fit Into Your Reading Block
In this episode- I chat about my journey in the land of test prep and how I navigated it and how I incorporated it into my literacy block. Spoiler alert you can test prep and still do what is best for kids.  -My journey in the land of state testing -How it started -The shift -Follow the data -Making test prep workbooks work -Resources -Using reading response choice boards for test prep Mentioned in the blog: -lead4ward/Lead4ward Virtual -Reading Response Choice Boards If you prefer to read your content here is the corresponding blogpost. Make Test Prep Fit Into Your Reading Block Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
16:31
April 15, 2021
Tips and Tricks for Virtual Guided Reading
In this episode- I interview one of my teaching besties about what guided reading looks like in this new world. We talk about everything from how at first she did not want to do it, to how she organized herself in order to make her time with students more productive. Join us as we bring you tips and tricks about virtual guided reading.  Want more tips? Here is a blog post about guided reading: https://evamireles.com/use-data-to-drive-instruction-in-the-reading-classroom/ Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
25:31
April 01, 2021
Guided Reading Basics
In this episode- Before starting this podcast I surveyed teachers in grades 3-5 to ask them what they needed help with most and they said guided reading, so in this episode we talk answer the following questions: What is guided reading? When do I use it? How do I do it? I mention that planning is king in guided reading and recommend using a template. I also talk about my go to resource for guided reading, The Next Steps Forward in Guided Reading. (affiliate link) Prefer to read the content? Here is a blog post on the same topic: https://evamireles.com/use-data-to-drive-instruction-in-the-reading-classroom/ Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:43
March 25, 2021
Teacher Self Reflection: Go from Surviving to Thriving with a Reflective Practice
In this episode- I talk about how developing a habit of reflection took me from surviving to thriving as an educator.  I share the two questions you need to start asking yourself to develop your own reflective practice. Prefer to read the content instead of listen? Check out this blog post: https://evamireles.com/teacher-self-reflection-go-from-surviving-to-thriving-with-a-reflective-practice/ Template mentioned in the podcast Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
13:06
March 18, 2021
The simple tool that changed my teaching
In this episode- I talk about the one tool that made me stop being long winded and helped create a sense for urgency when learning.  I also talk about ways that you can use this in your classroom and give you tangible next steps.   Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
09:41
March 18, 2021
Meet Your Coach
In this episode you will learn a little about me and why I decided to start a podcast for you, upper elementary reading teachers hint I've been  there.  Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode Join our podcast FB community so you can get other ideas to add to your playbook Fill out the google form to tell me your challenges and what you would like to hear on the podcast Follow me on instagram at msevamireles Join my in the know list so you don't miss an episode and get my free guide for how to DIY a mini lesson that makes learning stick
04:22
March 15, 2021