1. Katie

    I remember when you got the reply from Emily Hanford!
    Megan, I must tell you that you have me thinking about what I want to do when I retire! I think I want to return to the first-grade classroom – or other primary grades – as an aide preferably – and apply this science of reading! I am not kidding!

    But… not until after I contribute to the strengthening of our students’ information literacy skills with the help from the News Literacy Project – https://newslit.org, Common Sense Media – https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/curriculum, and some of my own research – https://www.diigo.com/profile/m_h_s_library?query=%23digital_literacy

    • megankruse

      You have warmed my heart, Dear Katie!!! Thank you for being a such a strong influence on my learning journey – it never ends, right??? Love, love, love your goals: current and future. 🙂

  2. Angela Ryans

    Thank you for this article and a huge thank you for your transparency. I will definitely follow up with Hanford’s work as I am thinking about my nieces and nephews who are experiencing difficulties because of the trauma that they have already experienced in their young lives. While I know that there are barriers that will inherently create barriers because it has I desire to equip myself as I support them. I am an educator as well and as a Black educator, the one thing that I did do when I was in the classroom was pretend that the barriers didn’t exist which is an exercise in futility. Yes, these barriers exist but don’t let me as an administrator dismiss the fact that there’s a whole science out there that can support the process of reading of which we have not been exposed to (regrettably). I am excited about this reveal, if you will❗️Again, thank you❗️

    • megankruse

      You are welcome, Angela… and thank YOU for your readership and response. I am so thrilled to know that you will be digging into the science of reading, especially in your role as an administrator. I am fortunate to have the support of amazing administration in my district. Hanford’s work is a terrific place to start your journey; it will naturally lead you to the work of others, as she does such a phenomenal job of highlighting this very important issue. Barriers are easy to ignore, but ignorance sure doesn’t make them go away.

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