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View from the Balcony #sol17

A View from the Balcony May 2, 2017 I’ve been rushed lately or at least I feel rushed, like my to-do list is too long and I’m just racing through the days.  But today something slowed me down.  Today I … Continue reading

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small batch coaching #sol17

 Small Batch Coaching April 18, 2017 I have been thinking a great deal about instructional coaching of late; having a coaching cycle in place in my role as a literacy specialist:  teachers I meet with weekly,  co-teaching in place with … Continue reading

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My Five… Coaching Resources #SOL17

My Five…. Coaching Resources #SOL17 March 13, 2017 Here are my go-to resources to glean resources,  loan out,  reread to deepen collaboration, growth, and work with teachers and students.  The order and use change situationally. Fountas and Pinnell Continuum of … Continue reading

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Using Story Arc to Explore Author’s Craft and Characters #SOL17

Using Story Arc to Explore Author’s Craft and Characters  #SOL17 March 10, 2017 I have been taking a serendipitous journey with a fourth grade class.  After reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing together for a weeks and then realizing that … Continue reading

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Book Snob #sol17

Book Snob March 7, 2017 I like to think that I believe all books to be created equal.  I mean,  I’ve read quite a few romance novels in my day, although you won’t find them on my Goodreads profile.  So … Continue reading

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Challenges of Coaching a New Literacy Specialist

Challenges of Mentoring a New Literacy Specialist-Susan Kennedy “learning floats on a sea of talk”  James Britton The coaching process is like the sea of talk.  The listening, the reflecting, the ripples of ideas are what drives the new staff … Continue reading

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Challenges of New Literacy Coaches

The journey of life is learning to define yourself by who you are, not who others expect you to be. Meeting new people in general and teachers in specific is fascinating.  Often you meet an individual who by my account … Continue reading

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What “New” Literacy Specialist Need

When I think back to my first year as a literacy specialist, I remember the isolation of living in that in-between place- not quite a teacher anymore, but not an administrator.  No longer belonging to a tight team of teachers … Continue reading

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