coaching · curriculum planning · small group · teaching tools · writing workshop

My Top Three Coaching Tools: Planning for Small Groups

Today on the blog, Jessica Carey shares three go-to coaching tools that all support planning for small groups.

coaching · gradual release of responsibility · literacy coaches

Teachers Supporting Teachers – Some Ideas for Literacy Coaches and School Leaders

This year, my coaching partner, Vicki, and I are trying out a new model for our coaching.

coaching · collaboration · COVID-19 · feedback · literacy coaches · remote learning

Building Each Other Up, Cheering Each Other On

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.

conferences · conferring · plan · record keeping · writing workshop

Conferring Notes: The Key to Unit Planning

Crafting a system for conferring notes can be a catch-all of sorts, a strategy for ensuring that teammates engage in the highest leverage instructional conversations before the unit begins—even if they haven’t had extended time to unit plan together.


Conferring with Writers is Like Coaching Skiers: Strength ID and Enhancement

Many years ago, one of my first jobs was as a ski instructor at a local ski resort. During our instructor training, we were taught a technique called "strength identification and enhancement."


Office Tour

Welcome to my office. 🙂 I'll share some images and a little candid commentary. At the end I reveal my dark secret about organization. Computer AreaI've used this so much the letters are worn off of my keyboard! The locker cubbies are used to store important documents like staff rosters, phone extensions, and the literacy framework. Quotes One… Continue reading Office Tour