About Ciera

I’m a former elementary school teacher turned teacherpreneur. I have spent the last decade perfecting my reading instruction to help other teachers do the same! Understanding the ins and outs of reading skills & strategies, creating flawless lesson plans, and figuring how to best serve early readers are my specialty! And now I’m here to share all of that insight with you! So if you’re an elementary teacher who knows they want MORE out of their reading instruction, you’ve found the right gal to help! After teaching in the classroom for 10 years and working as an instructional coach, I felt my calling was even bigger and I decided to leave the brick and mortar buildings to help teachers across the country. I’ve traveled around presenting at reading conferences, such as the National SDE Conference in Las Vegas, created my own course on helping teachers understand reading comprehension, and have designed my own reading curriculum that follows an extensive formula to help students rock at reading!

While I’m not nose deep with my computer, I’m at home with my three wonderful children and husband, whom I adore! I am also an avid Notre Dame football fan and a lover of HUGE earrings!

Session Presentation

Title: Reading Strategies that Promote Critical Thinking

Ever wonder which reading skills or strategies make the most impact on a student's ability to comprehend? Don't wonder anymore! In 'Reading Strategies that Promote Critical Thinking', we will dive into the 4 most impactful reading strategies so you know how to help lead your students to success. We will analyze each strategy, dig into details of how to approach each strategy, and walk away with concrete ideas for teaching them! You will feel confident and empowered when you leave and ready to lead your readers!