October 3, 2017

Dear Mr. Naftali Bennett, Minister of Education,
My name is Gaila Cohen Morrison. I made Aliyah 36 years ago and have been a teacher for over 40 years. For over 17 years I have run a non-profit called A.H.A.V.A. English Learned in a Natural Method, dedicated to promoti...

February 8, 2017

Last week I shared with you 3 incentives to get your child to read. They can all be adapted to the classroom, but I have even better incentives for teachers to use on their students:

A teacher has an extra responsibility to ensure that children have the ability to read...

February 1, 2017

Dear Gaila,

I know you must get this question all the time - but how do I get my daughter to read? She knows how to read very well. We make sure that there are a variety of good, level appropriate books available for her. But she will never pick up a book from her own v...

January 26, 2017

,גיילה שלום

יש לי שני ילדים ששמתתפים במרתון הקריאה המדהים! האנגלית שלהם כבר השתפרה תוך שבועיים, אבל אני חייבת עוד ספרים בשבילם!!! אני יודעת ששיתפת ברשימה של ספריים חינמיים באינטרנט אבל אני אוהבת שהילדים שלי יקראו ספרים אמיתיים מנייר - כמו פעם... איפה אפשר למצוא ספרים בא...

January 25, 2017

Dear Gaila,

I have a 2nd grader and a 5th grader who are participating in your amazing and fantastic Readathon! Their reading has already improved in just these two week, but I need more books for them!!! I know you published a list of free online books, but I like my c...

November 2, 2016

Dear Gaila,

I want my children to practice reading and therefore, obviously, I want them to take books out of the library. However, to be honest, I'm not much of a library visitor myself. I took my children to a public library twice and it was not much of a success. I k...

October 26, 2016

Dear Gaila,

I want my children to practice reading and therefore, obviously, I want them to take books out of the library. However, to be honest, I'm not much of a library visitor myself. I took my children to a public library twice and it was not much of a success. I k...