Brian Sepe is an Instructional Literacy Coach in Buffalo, NY. He is also a consultant and instructional coach with the Western New York Teaching Residency Program. Brian’s experience is steeped in his experiences with TCRWP and in K-8 classrooms. He is also trained through the Instructional Coaching Group (ICG) with Jim Knight. You can find Brian at briansepe.com and @Brian_Sepe_ through social media.
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Brian Sepe is inspired by trending hashtags and offers a step-by-step guide to lead colleagues in finding priorities in a unit of study.
Brian Sepe shares one of his favorite activities for small groups of young learners: making books together.
"Imagine roughly 400 people—staff and students—walking out into the green space on your school campus. Now imagine every one of them with a book in hand. Next, they all take up a space that feels comfortable. Then, they read." Brian Sepe explains how a "reading invasion" is a simple, fun, and powerful way to promote a reading community.
Brian Sepe develops a simple reflection checklist to plan next steps, calm his mind, and transition from school to home.
Brian Sepe struggles in a coaching cycle with an experienced teacher and realizes he has imposed his agenda on the work. His reflection leads to some changes in the ways he collaborates with colleagues.
Brian Sepe ponders the best uses of his coaching time when he is between cycles. He shares three options for building relationships with teachers.
Brian Sepe thinks about what has influenced his coaching, and through that process develops a mission statement and a vision statement to guide his work.
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