Education

Right To Read Initiative: My Two Webinars

I was thrilled to be invited to chat with Kathryn Garforth from Right To Read Initiative not once, but twice this past week. In the first video, A Journey to the Science of Reading, I talk about my teaching background, the ineffective practices I was using before, my deep dive into the science of reading, […] Read more…

Today’s Parent: All About Reading

I am so proud of the package of articles all about reading that I was part of for the fall 2021 issue of Today’s Parent magazine.     My editor was Claire Gagné, and addition to my individual pieces Claire and I worked together on a couple, and she also shared her own personal story […] Read more…

Science of Reading: Recommended Books & Podcasts

{Originally published July 2021, updated March 2022} For more than two years now I’ve been conducting a self-directed research project on the Science of Reading, and I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned in #ScienceOfReadingSaturday posts on Instagram. Many people have asked for book/podcast suggestions, so if you’re interested in learning more, below you can find […] Read more…

Top 10 Quotes from The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence by Jessica Lahey

I absolutely loved Jessica Lahey’s first book The Gift of Failure  (I consider it a must-read for parents, and even had her on the podcast to talk about it) so I was really excited to dive into her latest, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Thankfully, it did not disappoint! […] Read more…

My Breast Cancer Story Part 12: Cancer Controversies – Battle Terminology, Pinkwashing & Benefits of Screening

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2020, I’ve don a ton of reading and come across some interesting cancer controversies that I didn’t know much about before: battle terminology, pinkwashing and whether or not early detection saves lives. Since I’m no expert I’ll just share the broad strokes of each, along with my […] Read more…

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