I met Katie Novak in February 2013 at a conference in San Diego called ECET2.  Her pragmatic and insightful classroom practices struck me as extremely useful and best of all she is hilarious.  Teaching Channel has also found Dr. Novak an amazing classroom practitioner and have used her classroom for several videos.  Here is one: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/share-common-core-with-students .Follow Katie on Twitter @KatieNovakULD and her blog at katienovakudl.com.