Emily Reed is our next guest blog host. Emily is a Reading Specialist at Dillsburg Elementary School in the Northern York County School District. She also is the Director of Membership Development for the Keystone State Reading Association and the Co-President of the Capital Reading Council.
Chapter 2 focused on introducing the 7 strengths model.
The model is a way to ensure every child's success. I am excited to take the journey with you all as we learn about each strength and how our students may be impacted by those strengths. I enjoyed the family guide that was included to help parents understand how they can help nurture their own super readers.
Chapter 3 focused on Strength 1: Belonging
There is strong evidence that shows that belonging matters to how successful a student is in and outside of school. When the author discussed the student-teacher relationship being an ideal support for those students who lack a sense of belonging in the home, it made my ears perk up. I think you would agree, that this happens in all of our classrooms. We need to fill the gap that our students may have in their lives. We need to help our students feel like they belong to our family, our community.
How do you develop belonging in your reading environment? What new learning did you walk away with that you may want to incorporate?