Category Archive: communication

Trust the Kids

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Finding ways to trust kids, it might be said, creates more space for learning. In this post, I offer a few ways trust can be manifested in a writing workshop…

A Class Hub To The Rescue!

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A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!

Collaborating with Colleagues: Assessment Strengthens Writers

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Assessment has played a big role in my shifts as a writing teacher. Colleagues have helped me get there. Come see my journey of the people in my life who have not only impacted the writers in my classroom but have impacted me as a teacher. Assessment strengthens all of us when done right!

Using Colleagues to Create Your Own Professional Development: PD Possibilities Series

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My husband is an eighth grade ELA teacher. We often find ourselves having conversations about our day. One night he was mentioning he had to step into a colleagues room for a few… Continue reading

Working Together to Support All Kids: Getting all the Adults in the Classroom on the Same Page

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s a literacy coach, part of my role is to support teachers with how to work together with all the professionals who will come in and out of their reading and writing workshop. Lately, I’ve been brainstorming with some super smart teachers to figure out how we can get all the grown-ups in a classroom to be more consistent with one another.