December 15, 2016

How to jump-start struggling readers

By Lynn Esser, Former Educator & Administrator Imagine reading a sentence, but not understanding its context. You can read each individual word fine, but the sentence itself doesn’t make sense. Imagine praying, crossing your fingers, and hoping that your teacher […]
August 11, 2016

4 things I wish I had known about reading practice

By Lynn Esser, Former Educator & Administrator   I loved being a classroom teacher. As an avid reader myself, I loved opening my students’ eyes to the possibilities books offered. However, reflecting on my years in the classroom, I can’t […]
July 12, 2016

7 tips to ignite summer learning

By Lynn Esser, Former Educator & Administrator While working on a project several months ago, I was talking to Ken, a copywriter recently hired by Renaissance. Being that it was his first job out of college, I asked him what he […]
March 17, 2016

The difference practice makes

By Lynn Esser, Former Educator & Administrator   A few years ago, one of my colleagues suggested we take advantage of the gym in the basement of our office building and bring in a trainer. While I’d always been active, […]