Cathy Mere

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Cathy Mere has  taught grades K-6, and worked as a literacy coach and a Reading Recovery teacher in Ohio.  Currently she works as a reading specialist supporting literacy learners.  Cathy is the author of More Than Guided Reading. She shares her professional reflections at Reflect and Refine:  Building a Learning Community and dabbles in poetry and personal essay at Merely Day by Day. Cathy can be found @cathymere on Twitter.

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Coaching and Demonstration Lessons

Literacy coaches Cathy Mere and Kelly Hoenie talk about the value and challenges of demonstration lessons.

Build Reader Identity

Cathy Mere knows that growing skills and strategies readers need is essential, yet helping readers find and grow their identity as readers makes the biggest difference of all. 

Teacher to Literacy Coach Transition

Literacy coaches Cathy Mere and Kelly Hoenie talk about the transition from being a teacher to becoming a coach.

Coaching Minute: Language of Reading

In this brief video, Cathy Mere talks with Andrea, a literacy coach and reading specialist, about the importance of common language during debrief sessions when talking about reading.

Coaching in a Time of Crisis

Cathy Mere explores some of the new routines literacy coaches have put in place as they move between live and remote guidance of teachers.

Poetry Resources for Remote Learning

Poetry can be the glue that holds many virtual classroom communities together. It works for quick morning meeting openings, transitions, or even a bit of laughter when energy is flagging. Cathy Mere shares her favorite poetry resources for remote learning.

The Feedback Trap

Cathy Mere considers the differences between feedback and reflection, and why it’s important to have a balance when coaching teachers.


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