Dan Feigelson is one of our shrewdest and most versatile thinkers in the field of literacy, a guy who can draw from his experiences as classroom teacher, staff developer, principal, and superintendent.
When you consider Dan’s approach, you’ll wonder how you ever taught another way.
This book contains some of the best writing about conferring with children that I’ve read.
Dan shows us how to shine a light on children’s words and intentions in ways that can increase their engagement with texts and inspire investment in their own text-based ideas.
I felt like I learned a lot (both about reading conferences, as well as listening and question-asking strategies that would be transferrable to conferences I have with teachers as well!). I know our teachers were super engaged and energized. I can’t wait to see the continued learning that happens over the next several weeks to make sense of what we learned.