#CCIRA19: Friday Keynote

What a treat!

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I knew for over a year who the keynote speaker would be . . . and it was so frustrating to get weather alerts from United this week that seemed to jeopardize my travel!




NOT going to happen!

NO weather delays!  Not sleet, nor snow, nor flight delays!

Check your bookshelves.

Are these familiar? 


Or these?


Or this more recent one?

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If you said,

“Yes, YES, and YES!  You can probably understand my excitement!

Regie Routman, teacher, teacher, teacher, teacher . . . and such a brilliant writer about all things literacy!

Keynote title:

Literacy and Life Essentials:  What Matters Most for Achievement, Fulfillment, and the Pursuit of Happiness

At times, I forgot to collect notes. I was enthralled, wrapped up in the cocoon of stories, embraced by the warmth and serenity that is quintessential Regie Routman.

Regie began by thanking everyone, including the tech guys who she named. Individually.  Each one. With her thanks.  That graciousness was just one small sliver of the atmosphere in Evergreen Ballrooms A-D.  I felt like I was a treasured guest being treated with the utmost care and attention. You.needed.to.be.in.the.room!

Wisdom from Regie Routman:

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Culture is not just being collegial. Staff have to like each other.

Previous tweets from Regie:

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Current research from Lindsey Moses about grade 1 and reading that makes a difference for young learners! Lindey Moses and Laura Beth Kelly, Reading and Writing Quarterly, published online Jan. 2019

To get a copy of  “supported independent reading” go to or  email Lindsey at lindseymoses1@gmail.com (Tweet from Regie)

A treat to learn from a literacy giant who has served in many roles, who continues to grow and learn, who stretches herself and who is candidly herself.


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Most recent blogs by Regie Routman:

EQUITY MATTERS: https://ccira.blog/2018/12/11/equity-matters/

What You Need To Know About Professional Learning:

10 Essentials for Becoming a More Effective Teacher:

Rethinking Guided Reading to Advantage ALL Our Learners (10.2.18)


3 responses

  1. Wow, sounds like an incredible experience. Thanks for making it feel like I was there!

  2. […] Friday keynote with Regie Routman here […]

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