Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan have been working in the field of professional development for over 20 years. They began their work together co-teaching an integrated first and second grade classroom in Medford, Massachusetts. They then spent four years as educational consultants for Tufts University in the Center for Applied Child Development. Their next professional home was Wayland, Massachusetts as the Directors of Curriculum for the Wayland Public Elementary Schools. Clare and Tammy now run a private staff development business, Teachers for Teachers. They work with varied school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy and to engage in institutional change. They are the authors of Assessment in Perspective and It’s All About the Books.
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Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan explain the concept of “detour texts”—picture books to use as mentor texts in the intermediate grades to illustrate complex literary elements. They also share three of their favorite new children’s books to use as detours.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan share some of their favorite mentor texts for a unit on letter writing.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan provide some simple listening and questioning strategies to help coaches focus on the specific needs of each teacher.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan ask this question to launch a discussion of one challenging learner and open teachers to the possibilities of case studies.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan take a child step by step through the process of creating a meaningful writing goal.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan leverage technology to improve their communication with teachers during coaching cycles.
Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan explain how to use 10 for 10 online book celebrations as a professional development tool. Now is a good time to start planning for the next event, in February.
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