Welcome . . . to Luria Learning

My name is Sacha Luria. I hope you find the information on this blog down-to-earth, easy to incorporate in your classroom and inspirational. My  biggest pleasure is helping teachers, like you, really make a difference in students' lives!

This blog was created to share techniques that will work tomorrow in your own classroom. I am constantly devouring new books, observing other master teachers and learning myself. Thank you for taking the time to read and try out these methods with your students!

I have been featured in print and radio for my teaching:

    • Disney Radio - For successes teaching inner city students to become lifelong readers

    • NPR - For working effectively with students with behavioral/emotional disorders

    • Oakland Tribune for my success in teaching reading to ESL kids who were on average more than 4 years behind grade level

If you are new to the blog, I believe you will find many different ideas that you can implement in your classroom. You will find videos, sentence frames and ideas to bring into your classroom.

Do you want to learn even more? I offer continuing education classes through HOL and Antioch University. You can take both 3 and 5 credit classes to increase your skills, move up the pay scale and take your practice to the next level!

Hundreds of students have taken my classes in the last 5 years and enjoyed them greatly. Together we will both learn new techniques and continue to grow as teachers.

HOL online classes I offer:


FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: From Stress to Success


SAVE TIME: Time Management for Your Teaching & Your Life   

What Students Say . . .

The most helpful parts of the Saving Time course were the required exercises. Taking a closer look at how I spend my time each week, opened my eyes to seeing that I am not using my time wisely outside of work. It was also very helpful to pinpoint my energy boosters, so when I am in the middle of working on a task, or in the middle of a busy day, I can turn to one of these things to give me an extra spark to finish the job.

- Sara R.

This is my first online course I have taken from The Heritage Institute.  I found the format and flexibility very appealing.  I also thought the teacher was supportive and thorough.  She responded promptly to my emails and assignments.  Her assignments were all applicable assignments that a working teacher could learn and grow from instead of busy work without a  purpose.  I was very pleased.

-Wendy S.

One of the top 5 classes I've taken

I’d like to express my appreciation for you and your class. Rarely do I take an online class where I feel like I actually learned something I could use and this one is in the top five classes I have taken since I have become an educator. I was really not expecting to get so much out of the course as I did, and for that I thank you. I also am impressed by how quickly you got back to me as I turned in assignments. It was fun to check my email and see that you had responded, and were positive in that response as well. My only regret is that I didn’t notice that I could request more feedback until now! I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and school year. - Clint Hill, English Department Head

Most classes are worth three 500 or 400 level Professional continuing education quarter credit credits or 30 clock hours. (Antioch University Seattle is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North La Salle St. #2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. Antioch has held accreditation continuously since 1975. )

  • Students have taken my courses and used them for professional development or credential renewals from many states and countries including California, New York, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio.

  • If you are not sure if you can use these credits, call your schools HR department and ask if they accept schools accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The majority do.