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Shifting the Balance, Grades 3-5  New Podcast Episodes

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The much anticipated follow-up to Shifting the Balance is now available.

In their hugely popular The Six Shifts Podcast, the authors Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, together with co-author Katie Cunningham, extend the conversation to Grades 3-5 and through seven brand new episodes introduce six new shifts to bring the science of reading into the upper elementary classroom.

Patterns of Power Series

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A flexible collection of resources that supports an authentic, inquiry-based approach to grammar instruction by inviting students to uncover and appreciate writing's beauty and meaning.

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Meet the Authors of Shifting the Balance

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Dr. Jan Burkins was an elementary classroom teacher for seven years and a literacy coach for seven years. She has worked as a part-time assistant professor, a district literacy leader, and is currently a fulltime writer and consultant.

Jan’s current work includes speaking engagements, presentations at conferences, and professional learning support for school districts.

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Kari Yates is an author, speaker, consultant and staff developer with a passion for helping busy literacy educators thrive.

Kari has a passion for helping teachers, coaches, and administrators find the inspiration, courage, and resources to nurture joyful, and authentic literacy learning, one next-step at a time. 

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Katie Egan Cunningham has twenty years of experience as an educator in many different roles to support students and teachers including classroom teacher, literacy specialist, literacy consultant, and teacher educator.

Katie is an Associate Professor of Literacy and English Education at Manhattanville College and her research and teaching focus on student and teacher happiness, literacy methods, new technologies, critical literacies, and children’s literature.

Meet the Authors of We're Gonna Keep On Talking

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Matthew R. Kay is a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). At SLA, he teaches an innovative inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum.

He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL), a non-profit organization that shows young people the power of their voices through weekly spoken word competitions. The PSL is the only season-long, school-based slam poetry league in the United States.

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Jennifer Orr has been an elementary school classroom teacher for more than two decades in Fairfax County, Virginia, teaching kindergartners through fifth graders.

She has been a National Board Certified Teacher for twenty years, a Teacher Consultant with the Northern Virginia Writing Project, and a frequent mentor to new and pre-service teachers. She writes and presents on topics ranging from academic conversations to technology use to writing authentically and more.