Favorite Book: When Kids Can’t Read, what Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers, 6-12 by Kylene Beers
Margaret is an Australian literacy consultant with a passion for making a difference in the learning and life chances of ‘at risk’ students. She has been a consultant for over ten years in both Australia and the U.S. Previously, she was an administrator, lead teacher, and teacher for more than 20 years. She has a Masters in Literacy Leadership and a Bachelor of Education teaching degree. However, the classroom has been her best teacher. That is where she learned to try strategies and polish them until she saw her students engaged, learning, and having fun. Nothing makes a teacher’s heart sing more than a student who achieves something they never thought was possible.