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November 16, 2018 It List

This week we look at how to tackle coaching challenges. If you'd prefer to read the newsletter online, click here.

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Tackling Coaching Challenges

Stephanie Affinito presents a protocol with reflective questions to help literacy coaches make professional development opportunities more relevant for teachers.

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Encouraging Teachers to Write

One of the biggest challenges literacy coaches face is getting teachers to write. It's worth the effort, because nothing else is as effective in helping teachers understand and implement successful writing workshops. Ruth Ayres provides three practical strategies for helping teachers put pen to page.

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Writer's Notebook Minilesson (VIDEO)

Sean Moore shows his second graders how he develops topics in his writer's notebook in this demonstration lesson.

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From Training to Better Leadership

'Tis the season for professional development conferences. How can you ensure that what you've learned will stick when you return home? Karin Hurt and David Dye share six practical tips for making sure your new learning endures.

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When we least expect it, life gives us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

                                                           Paulo Coelho

Have you checked out our new online course program for literacy coaches and school leaders? Instructors include Ruth Ayres, Cathy Mere, Dana Murphy, Christy Rush-Levine, Jennifer Schwanke, Katherine Sokolowski, and Stella Villalba.

Each self-paced course includes screencasts with the instructors, classroom videos, articles, templates, and guides to download, as well as three-month trial memberships to Lead Literacy and Choice Literacy. Detailed descriptions are available at this link.