Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Gardener, TWaLC March 29, 2018

As educators, it is our responsibility to cultivate deep, lasting growth. We must find ways to ensure sustenance for our students. When students leave our classrooms, their lives should be changed…for the better. Continue reading

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Process and Effort, TWaLC March 22, 2018

In our work as teachers with students, or in our work as instructional/literacy coaches with teachers it is imperative that we apply, practice, and live growth mindset. Continue reading

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Lonely Line

The irony of being a change agent in a school surrounded by people who have the best intentions to advance student learning is that it can be extremely lonely. Lurking in the shadows of my role as literacy coach are those uncomfortable moments where I must lead teachers – and even administrators – to thoughtfully consider their practice and how it directly affects students. Continue reading

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The Budget, TWaLC March 8, 2018

In my 22 years as a professional educator I have always worked under the belief that the greatest resources in the classroom are time, students, parents, and teachers. Continue reading

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I’ll Be There For You, TWaLC March 1, 2018

In the mid-70s my mother took an unprecedented risk. While that single choice assuredly changed her life, the impact it had on mine has shaped who I am as a literacy coach in 2017; I am there for you, and I care about you.  Continue reading

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