As the 2020-2021 school year sets to start, we recognize that educators need each other more than ever. We need to hold onto our beliefs about the teaching of writing … Continue Reading Inviting Voices from the Community
THIS is what teachers need right now. This is my work as a coach, and this is what we can all do for each other in this challenging time.
Here are three things I’m working on, right now, in the first week of February.
I have a vivid memory of a coaching conversation from many years ago. I was the one being coached; one of my mentors had observed me and was giving me … Continue Reading The ABC’s of Literacy Coaching: Reminders for the Start of a Great Year
Parents can be a tremendous educational resource. Yet, in middle school it can be challenging, as developmentally our students are beginning to morph from children into young adults. Thinking about next year, I have drafted some ideas for partnering with parents on how to help their kids become stronger writers. How might parents provide support in the way writing workshop teachers believe is most helpful? Here are a few ideas…
Three things you can do, as a teacher leader or literacy coach to support administrators (yes, admin need support too!) at the start of the year.