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Balancing the Principal Hat and the The Coaching Lens

A fine line is drawn when the principal acts as coach. If we want teachers to take risks and grow, we must learn to notice things with a coaching lens.  (continue reading)

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment

Author Tom Newkirk Featured in TV Interview on Embarrassment  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Making Shifts in Our Inner Voices

This month, our posts will help us build understanding of mindsets and practices that support positive school culture where whole-person learning and growth are honored for teachers and students alike  (continue reading)

Lifting the Level of Your Character Work in Reading and Writing About Reading

Readers who read strictly for plot nearly always remain stuck in literal interpretations of text, and typically struggle with more complex reading skills.  (continue reading)

Jennifer Serravallo Podcast and Facebook Live Q and A on Her New Course

New York Times, Best-selling author Jennifer Serravallo talks about her new on-demand course: Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content.  (continue reading)

Heinemann Fellow Chris Hall on the Role of Experience in Writing Feedback

Experience is what matters. Experience may be the best teacher, but does it get in the way of some of the best teaching?  (continue reading)

Curiosity and Questioning in the Classroom, K-5

A study written up by the Association for Psychological Science on factors that affect learning. Which traits help students to do well in school?  (continue reading)

Helping Kids Dig Deep & Fly High in Graphic Novels, 2-8

Think of the possibilities as graphic novels provide readers who might not be able to tackle higher-levels of text an inroad for high-level thinking work.  (continue reading)

Tricia Ebarvia: How Inclusive Is Your Literacy Classroom Really?

Reading and writing can be powerful tools for agency and liberation, which is why making sure our practices are grounded in inclusion is so important.  (continue reading)

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater on The Many Uses of Poetry

In her new book, VanDerwater argues that poems should be the backbone of writing instruction, instead of being swept under the carpet as an afterthought.  (continue reading)

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