Stephanie Affinito shares a protocol with reflective questions to help literacy coaches make professional development opportunities more relevant for teachers.
Melanie Meehan shares some of her favorite templates for flexible lesson planning with teachers.
Melanie Meehan shares her agenda items and strategies for productive regular meetings between literacy coaches and principals.
David Pittman is stunned when a teacher he is coaching begs off from more work together. The experience helps him reassess how he collaborates with overwhelmed colleagues.
Heather Fisher finds it is much easier to remember a shared vision when it is displayed in classrooms.
The hole in your swing is your greatest weakness as a literacy leader. Matt Renwick explains how you can face your own vulnerability as a literacy leader and tackle it head-on.
Matt Renwick is surprised when teachers evaluate his school visibility as weak. He decides to make his classroom visits more purposeful, and shares the strategies he implements.
Jennifer Allen shares her selections and schedule for book study groups throughout the year.
Jennifer Schwanke shares tips for ensuring your classroom visits aren't unexpected or unwelcome.
Jennifer Schwanke creates a more organic, choice-driven process for book study groups in her school.
Gretchen Taylor finds teachers are particularly insecure about their ability to lead word study with children. So she begins a professional development session by helping them see how capable they are.
Jennifer Allen examines her desire to be a part of nearly every initiative in the district, and makes some decisions about when it makes sense to step back.
Jennifer Schwanke concludes her literacy audit series with ideas for how you can become the biggest advocate and cheerleader for literacy in your school.
Jennifer Schwanke continues her series on literacy audits. In this installment, she takes on the challenge of matching limited resources and time to nearly unlimited needs.
We continue our series on literacy audits. Jennifer Schwanke explains why it is essential to build a strong team if you want to see real change after completing an audit and deciding on next steps.
We continue our series on taking a literacy audit. In this installment, Jennifer Schwanke describes a process for developing a plan to improve literacy practices once you've identified areas of need.
Jennifer Allen shares some simple strategies for integrating more choice and restoration time into professional development all year long.
Jennifer Schwanke continues her series on literacy audits. In this installment, she provides some key questions for taking the "literacy pulse" in your school.
Jennifer Schwanke shares questions for beginning a reflective analysis of your strengths and needs in literacy.
Jennifer Schwanke begins a new summer series on doing a self-audit of your literacy leadership and your school's needs. This is a great tool for reflection and planning for the new school year. In this introduction, Jen explains why this auditing and reflection is essential work.