Heather Fisher is a K-4 instructional coach in Massachusetts. She also has experience as a first-grade teacher, second-grade teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach. In her everyday coaching practice, she seeks to radiate positivity in her mission to celebrate the small things as students and teachers continue in their daily growth.
Heather Fisher shares how to rebrand data meetings as mining meetings to turn anxiety and frustration into actionable and meaningful responses to data.
The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses So You Want to Be an Owl by Jane Porter and Maddie Frost.
Heather Fisher considers the possibilities for extending vocabulary development through a daily word routine.
Heather Fisher describes the process of integrating sight word work into the existing curriculum.
Heather Fisher discusses planning for professional learning and finding meaning in reading on the podcast.
Heather Fisher explains how viewing excerpts from the same video multiple times can help students in book clubs hone their conversation and reflection skills.
Heather Fisher helps a first-grade teacher create a homework challenge as a way to make the practice more meaningful and engaging for students and families.
Heather Fisher finds the key to independence for many first graders is lots of visual reminders in classrooms.
"We don't have enough leveled texts!" is the cry from teachers. Heather Fisher helps them move beyond the school book room to more creative online resources to meet students' needs, and move beyond narrow definitions of text suitability.
If children can choose just-right reading spots, they will have more stamina for reading. Heather Fisher explains how she works with first-grade teachers and students to build this skill.
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