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A teacher asks first-year literacy coach Gretchen Taylor to observe and help with a disengaged student. Gretchen discovers in her observation that the issue may be that the literacy curriculum needs an update.

In the Trenches: Reflection, Not Perfection

Gretchen Taylor finds it's important to suppress her urge to manage students when coaching—and to be honest with teachers about those urges.

Failure to Norm

Gretchen Taylor watches her coaching unravel with a teacher, and slowly comes to realize that the problem is a lack of shared expectations.