Read to me!

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Connect magazine November 2015, photo by Greg Helgeson

“When you read to the dog, there’s no judgment,” says Botko. “What it does is give the students practice and confidence in their oral reading fluency. Fury listens while they read.”

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The humanity of teaching

Teacher and grad student Ryan Oto explores the student experience in his history classrooms

Photo by Scott Streble

“It’s a kind of privileged space, where it’s easy for me to make relationships with kids and with adults in the school,” says Oto. “I want to explore some of the hidden parts of teaching and learning that researchers don’t really have access to when they leave the classroom.”

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