Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson likes to help people. That’s why he became a teacher, a literacy coach, and a psychotherapist. Terry lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of two books and an editor at Stenhouse Publishers.

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A Quilters’ Workshop

Terry Thompson leads a quilters' workshop for teachers on a lark over the summer, and everyone makes some powerful connections to reading and writing instruction.

Parallels Between Student Learning and Staff Development

Terry Thompson considers the concept of "scaffolding" for both student learning and professional development.

What’s Good for the Goslings is Good for the Geese: Parallels Between Scaffolding Student Learning and Scaffolding Staff Development

Terry Thompson considers the concept of “scaffolding” for both student learning and professional development.

“You’ll Figure It Out”: 10 Tips for Literacy Coaches Who Are Given Little Guidance

Many new literacy coaches find they are not just in a new role – they have the task of developing most of the routines and expectations for this new role on their own.  Terry Thompson shares tips for literacy coaches who are given little guidance at the start of the year.

I Need a Hero: Finding a Place for Comics and Graphic Novels in Our Classrooms

Terry Thompson provides five easy steps for incorporating the use of more graphica and comics in your teaching:

Are You Scaffolding or Rescuing?

How much is too much support while conferring? Terry Thompson explores the language of scaffolding and rescuing.

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