Maria Perryman

Armstrong Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois


Maria Perryman is a National Board Certified Teacher, America Achieves Fellow, Illinois Teacher Champion, and 6th grade reading teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Maria has been teaching for more than 30 years! She has experience as a schoolwide literacy coach, citywide reading coach, and assistant principal. Maria has also made workshop presentations at state and national conferences, as well as in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Connect with Maria on Twitter: @pedcompany.


Getting Better Together: How I Got Started With Blogging In The Classroom
Maria experiments with blogs and blogging — with great results.

Getting Better Together: My Journey in Blogging
Maria is overcoming her tech-phobia and learning to blog with help from Kristin Gray.

Should Cursive Be Saved?
Maria laments the shift away from learning to write in cursive.

Digging into Discussions with Questions
In this interactive video, Maria invites us into her classroom to listen closely to a student discussion.

Taking a Leap into Blogging
Maria engages her students in literature through blogging.

Assessing Students with Twitter-Style Exit Slips
Maria uses a Twitter-style exit slip to quickly assess student learning.

Meet Maria Perryman: Tch Laureate
Maria discusses her lifelong love of reading and writing and the impact it has on her teaching practice.

Meet the Tch Laureate Bunch
Teaching Channel Laureates define what getting better together means to them.