Triple R Teaching

By Anna Geiger

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It's time to reignite your passion for teaching! Triple R Teaching provides simple strategies and practical tips for PreK-grade 3 educators. Anna Geiger, M.Ed., will show you how to make small changes to improve how you teach math and literacy. Look forward to episodes about shared reading, guided reading, and other elements of balanced literacy. Expect episodes that will help you implement guided math - from number talks to math centers. Anticipate a series about teaching writing with the writing workshop approach. We’ll dive into spelling, phonics, sight words, and other important topics in early education. Hit subscribe, and get ready to transform your teaching.

Episode Date
How to support reading at home

#010: How do you help your child grow as a reader when school is cancelled? Can you really do this when you don't have a degree in education?

Absolutely! I'll show you how in just four simple steps.

Apr 06, 2020
How to work from home while homeschooling

#009: Do you suddenly find yourself working from home while also unexpectedly homeschooling?

I've been working from home for seven years. And while I've never officially homeschooled (until now), I've always had at least one child at home during the day.

I've learned a few things about what works and what doesn't.

Learn my best tips for accomplishing work from home while also caring for your children.

It IS possible, and you can do it.

Find the show notes here.

Mar 30, 2020
10 Tips for Instant Homeschoolers

#008:  Is your child's school closed due to COVID-19? Do you suddenly find yourself a coronavirus homeschooler? 

I have good news. You don't need to spend all day teaching our child. Just 2-3 hours each day (maybe even less) will do it! 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Tips for establishing a homeschool routine
  • Suggestions for structuring your day
  • How to get help when things get tough

You can do this, and I'm here to help!

See the show notes here.

Mar 23, 2020
5 Secrets to Giving Strong Writing Conferences

#007: A writing conference is a conversation with a learner about his or her writing work. Nothing will help you get to know your students better as writers and as people!

But how do you know what to say and do during a writing conference?

These five secrets will give your conferences a powerful boost!

Mar 15, 2020
How to Give Short, Powerful Writing Lessons

#006: Our students need time to write ... but they need instruction first. How can you give short, powerful lessons that will teach your students what they need to know and still give them time to practice their writing? 

This episode will answer the following questions:

  • What are writing mini-lessons?
  • Why should we give them?
  • What types of mini-lessons should we give?
  • What's the ideal structure of a mini-lesson?
  • How do we know what to teach?

Sponsored by: Teaching Every Writer

Find the show notes and episode freebies here.

Mar 09, 2020
What Does the Writing Process Look Like in K-2?

#005: You know the stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. But what exactly do they look like in K-2? This episode will give you strategies for helping your youngest learners become thoughtful writers.

Sponsored by: Teaching Every Writer, the online course for K-2 writing teachers and homeschoolers

Find the show notes here.

Mar 02, 2020
5 Things That Will Supercharge Your Writing Instruction

#004  Does your writing instruction need a boost? Doing these five things will make a BIG difference. When you implement them, writing time will be more fun (and productive) for both you and your learners.

Sponsored by: Teaching Every Writer, the online course for K-2 writing teachers

Find the show notes here.

Feb 24, 2020
10 Tips for Teaching Writing in Kindergarten

#003: Help your kindergartners become strong writers with my top tips! Learn how to structure writing time, how to teach short (but powerful) lessons, what do about spelling, and more.

Sponsored by: Teaching Every Writer, the online course for teaching writing in K-2

Find the show notes here.

Feb 17, 2020
Answers to Common Questions about Shared Reading

#002: In this episode I share answers to questions my readers have asked about shared reading.

  • What’s the point of shared reading?
  • How do I schedule shared reading?
  • Can I do shared reading with small groups or one-on-one?
  • How do I choose shared reading texts?
  • How do I keep my students engaged and paying attention during a shared reading lesson?
  • What do you do when you have students whose reading levels are way above the rest of the group?

Click here for show notes and your free 5-day shared reading lesson plans.

Feb 08, 2020
5 Shared Reading Mistakes to Avoid

#001: Does shared reading feel like an "extra" that you can't squeeze into your school day? It's actually an essential piece of the balanced literacy model. The good news is that it only takes 10 minutes a day! In this episode you'll learn common mistakes to avoid as you tackle this enjoyable part of the school day.

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Feb 07, 2020
Welcome to Triple R Teaching!

#000 - Meet Anna Geiger, M.Ed., an educator and mom of six. Learn how this podcast will help you reflect, refine, and recharge!

Feb 07, 2020