The Literacy Teacher’s Life with Elizabeth Morphis
This podcast is for teachers and parents who are dedicated to helping young readers and writers thrive. Children are naturally curious and it’s our role as parents and teachers to provide them with support so they learn to love reading and writing.
Between national standards and outside influences, there is a significant amount of pressure on teachers and parents around teaching young children to be successful readers and writers. My goal with this podcast is to support and provide guidance for new and continuing teachers so that they can design and implement literacy instruction that will inspire enthusiasm in young readers and writers.
For parents of elementary-aged readers and writers, I hope that this podcast will demystify the process of teaching reading and writing. I will introduce the terms and practices that teachers use so that you will be in a better position to support your children’s love of literacy. With this podcast, I aim to provide guidance, reassurance, and confidence so that children - both at school and at home - are building the literacy foundation that they need to empower them throughout the rest of their lives. This is the podcast that will benefit teachers and parents so they can confidently take control of their role in nurturing tomorrow’s readers and writers.
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About the Host
Learning to read and write should be fun and exciting for kids. How wonderful is it for kids to be able to read books on their own and understand what they are reading. It’s equally as empowering for kids to be able to write to and with their friends or create lists about topics that they have an interest in. Children will love learning how to read and write when they feel supported and seen.
The Literacy Teacher’s Life emerges from my experiences as a professor of literacy education, as an elementary teacher, and reading and writing with my own daughters. In each role, I have seen the power of connecting students’ backgrounds and interests to their reading and writing work. When kids are interested in what they are reading about and the topics that they are writing about, they are more likely to be engaged and invested in the work.
Are you a parent who wants to learn more about supporting your child with literacy at home? Do you feel stuck and unsure about what to do with your kids? I can help!
I provide 1:1 sessions for parents on a variety of topics to support, motivate, and learn with your child at home.
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If you are a new or graduating educator, trying to find your way around the classroom, or looking for healthy work-life balance, you’re in the right place.