The Literacy Link Podcast
By The Literacy Link
Literacy Link exists to support teachers. We are dedicated to bringing best practices and personalized support into each and every classroom in which we interact. Education is our passion, and we offer a wide range of support to help teachers and schools reach their goals. Listen in with the ladies of The Literacy Link to spark your inner creativity, add to your teacher toolbox, and re-ignite the passion you have for making a difference!
Think About This: Welcome New Teachers
Listen in while Jessica and Amber give all their best advice for new teachers! New teachers are so special to a building, and we cannot wait to guide you along the way this year.
August 08, 2022
Becoming "Guaranteers of Learning" with Kim Lockhart
Listen in with while Jessica chats with our special guest Kim Lockhart as they discuss instructional shifts teachers are making around reading research and the Science of Reading.
July 27, 2022
Summer Break: New Rides and Home Edit Queens
Jessica and Amber have been embracing the summer lifestyle and slacking on the podcasting! Listen in while we recap our last few weeks of summer and a little back to school talk!
July 12, 2022
Think About This: Starting your Day with Low Stakes Soft Starts
The Literacy Link ladies discuss ditching the morning work and starting your day with some low stakes soft starts to get your students minds ready for the day!
June 23, 2022
Think About This: Free Text Summer Search
Jessica and Amber have been taking their kiddos on adventures this summer and everywhere they go they are finding AMAZING free texts! Let's think about all of the places we visit during the summer and where we could collect fun and new text for this year!
June 17, 2022
Think About This: Walls That Talk
Jessica and Amber weigh in on anchor charts and creating an environment that allows for students to anchor their learning and use the resources you create together in their everyday learning. Anchor charts can be displayed and created very thoughtfully, and we want you to think about this with us here at The Literacy Link!
June 14, 2022
Think About This: Sound Walls VS Word Walls
Finally, the episode that so many teachers have been asking for...Sound Walls VS Word Walls! Jessica and Amber discuss the WHY and HOW behind one of the biggest trends of the year. Listen in to learn what they think about Sound Walls VS Word Walls and if they should be utilized in your classroom.
June 09, 2022
Think About This: Mom Mode is in Full Swing
Jessica and Amber talk about the joy and sometimes exhausting summer days of being a teacher/mom! Listen in for all of the amazing things you could take your kiddos to do this summer and the different methods of learning that can take place. They discuss the “summer slide” and how you can practice your children’s skills in non-traditional ways!
June 07, 2022
Think About This: Instructional Best Practices for ANY Subject
The Literacy Link ladies think about best practices that are important for EVERY subject!
June 01, 2022
It's Not Supposed To Be Like This...
WARNING: The content of this production may be emotionally challenging. Jessica and Amber discuss with heavy hearts the tragedy that happened this week in Uvalde, TX.
May 26, 2022
Think About This: Play vs Academics
Jessican and Amber discuss the hot topic of "play" during the school day and how we can incorporate it into our day in an intentional and purposeful way! Listen in to hear their points of view and how it aligns with the latest research around play.
May 24, 2022
Think About This: Data, Reflection, Planning Meetings... OH MY!
Jessica and Amber decompress and reflect after a week filled with data, reflection, and planning meetings. Tune in to hear what our thoughts are around using all of this information to guide the work for next year!
May 20, 2022
Think About This: The Struggle of Teaching Grammar
Jessica and Amber discuss the struggles teachers are having when it comes to the WHEN and HOW of teaching grammar within their day. Listen in to hear our thoughts and suggestions!
May 18, 2022
This About This: Making A Lasting Impact
Jessica and Amber chat about losing an important member of a strong trio they have formed and how she has made a lasting impact on them! They discuss the characteristics in mentors, friends, and leaders that have made a strong lasting impact in their lives.
May 13, 2022
Think About This: What's in Our Book Stacks?
Jessica and Amber give you an update on how great.... or not so great...the Keystone Habits are going. They also give you summer reading inspiration from their own personal book stacks and implementing FIGURE IT OUT FRIDAYS! Listen in to learn more.
May 12, 2022
Think About This: The Teacher/Mom Hustle is REAL
Our special Mother's Day episode reflects on the teacher/mom hustle and finding your rhythm!
May 10, 2022
Think About This: Assessments
After a week filled with curriculum planning, assessment creation, and district planning meetings Jessica and Amber sit down to talk assessments. We are thinking about the WHY, HOW, and WHEN we are assessing students.
May 06, 2022
Think About This: Reflecting on Our Personal Keystone Habits
Jessica and Amber reflect after the episode with Dr. Stephanie Affinito around Keystone Habits. The ladies of Lit Link discuss what Keystone Habits they are implementing in their daily lives.
May 04, 2022
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
Jessica and Amber want to shout out our appreciation to all of our amazing teachers that we work with every single day! You all are ROCKSTARS!
May 02, 2022
Keystone Habits with Dr. Stephanie Affinito
Jessica and Amber were so excited to sit down with Dr. Stephanie Affinito to talk about one of The Literacy Link's favorite books Leading Literate Lives. They discussed Keystone Habits and how teachers and students can build these reading and writing habits in their daily lives and the benefits these habits can bring to your classroom or life! https://amzn.to/3waXU5J https://www.thecoachingsketchnotebook.com/2020/04/a-virtual-coaching-toolkit.html
April 29, 2022
Think About This: Our Favorite FREE Resources
Jessica and Amber discuss a few of their favorite FREE reading and writing resources you can use in your classroom! https://dogonalogbooks.com/ https://www.storyjumper.com/ https://www.scribblitt.com/ https://thesixshifts.com/ https://www.readingvine.com/
April 27, 2022
Think About This: End of Unit Celebrations
Amber and Jessica bring some end of the unit celebration ideas to the podcast...and the best part is most of them are FREE! Listen in to see how you could incorporate celebrations into your end of the year units.
April 25, 2022
This About This: Reflecting on Your School Year
Jessica and Amber discuss the importance of reflection and how it can be a powerful tool with teachers and administrators. They give ideas on how you could end the year with an impact!
April 21, 2022
Think About This: Setting Your Kids Up with a Winning Streak
The Literacy Link Ladies loved an analogy shared with them by literacy coach Stacy Alvord! Listen in while they discuss how you could set your own students up for a winning streak in your classroom. www.theliteracylink.org Next Week's Guest: Dr. Stephanie Affinito The Coaching Sketchnote Book with Dr. Stephanie Affinito
April 19, 2022
Think About This: Fostering a Love of Writing
The Literacy Link ladies discuss writing and how to foster the engagement and love of writing in your classroom. www.theliteracylink.org www.studentreasures.com
April 14, 2022
Think About This: Fostering a Love of Reading
The Literacy Link ladies discuss a few ways to foster your students love for reading! www.theliteracylink.org
April 14, 2022
Think About This: Making the Most Out of the Final Weeks of School
The Literacy Link Ladies discuss making the most out of the last weeks of school and how to make the end of the year meaningful and engaging! www.theliteracylink.org
April 11, 2022
Trailer: Welcome Teachers
Welcome to The Literacy Link Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe so you can be notified when our first episode drops! www.theliteracylink.org
April 04, 2022