Regie Routman

Read, Write, Lead

Who is Regie Routman?

  • An educator and author with over 40 years of experience working in schools across the United States and Canada.
  • Teaching experience: Elementary Classroom Teacher, Reading Specialist, Learning Disabilities Tutor, Reading Recovery Teacher, Language Arts Resource and Mentor Teacher, and Literacy Coach
  • Developed the video-based Regie Routman in Residence: Transforming Our Teaching series, discussing the effective teaching of reading and writing in diverse classrooms. She aims to support principals, teachers, and coaches to apply expert reading and writing practices to the classroom.

Books Authored by Routman

Three Core Practices

  1. Engage learners' hearts and minds: Connect with students through stories
  2. Rely on an Optimal Learning Model (OLM): A learning model to ensure success for the learner at every stage of learning
  3. Focus on what's most important for the learner: Be responsive to learners, notice and respond to their strengths as well as their weaknesses, even when the curriculum is mandated

The Optimal Learning Model - effective and sufficient demonstrations and shared experiences by an expert enable the learner to successfully "try and apply" what has previously been taught

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