Robert E. Probst and Kylene Beers are the co-authors of the best-selling books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction (Heinemann, 2013) as well as other popular titles including When Kids Can’t Read/What Teachers Can Do (Kylene), Response and Analysis (Bob), and Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice (Kylene and Bob with Linda Rief). Their most recent book is Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters (Scholastic, 2017).
Kylene began her teaching career in middle school in the Houston area and Bob began his in junior high and high school in the Baltimore area. Both have taught at the university level, Bob at Georgia State University and Kylene at the University of Houston.
Throughout their careers, they have worked tirelessly to help connect children and teens to literacy. While their focus has been working with struggling readers, they also help teachers who work with English language learners, gifted students, and special education students. Highly popular speakers and consultants throughout the US and Canada, Kylene is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and Bob is a former member of the NCTE Commission on Reading. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org and connect with them at @kylenebeers and @bobprobst.