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Gwen Blumberg is a literacy leader for a K-8 district in Greater Boston. She’s a lifelong, avid reader who loves to share books with kids and listen to the stories they write and tell. She believes book and topic choice are essential ingredients for students to develop authentic reading and writing lives. Gwen shares her passion for children’s literature by writing for the collaborative Teachers|Books|Readers blog. You can also find her sharing about all things literacy on Twitter and Instagram @gwenblumberg.
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Uplifting Students’ “Ordinary” Stories with Mentor Texts
In a time when lives are showcased on highlight reels of social media, Gwen Blumberg reminds us of the importance of highlighting ordinary moments as worthy writing topics. She offers common topics and extraordinary mentor texts to help capture the ordinary, and beautiful, writing topics.
Read Alouds Aren’t Just for Children
Shared read aloud books are not just for children. Gwen Blumberg outlines the power of reading aloud with faculty.
Learning from Lasso: Cultivating a Coaching Mindset in New Literacy Coaches
Gwen Blumberg is inspired by Ted Lasso to consider intentional mindsets to foster success as a coach.
Combating Leadership Loneliness
Gwen Blumberg addresses the issue of loneliness in literacy leadership. She offers a variety of ways to create connections that will nurture and sustain leaders.
Using a Filtering Process to Make Data-Driven Intervention Decisions
Gwen Blumberg describes a five-step filtering process of student assessment data designed to help make true data-driven decisions in an efficient amount of time. Download a visual guide of the data-filtering process.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Screening Team
Gwen Blumberg provides a step-by-step guide to creating an assessment screening team that quickly and collaboratively administers one-to-one screening-style assessments to a classroom of children.
Aiming for a 5 on a Scale of 1–10
Gwen Blumberg adjusts her expectations to a 5, rather than a 10, as she sets a big assessment project in motion. This small shift in mindset allows the team to expect and embrace bumps and shifts along the way.
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