Jan Miller Burkins

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Jan Miller Burkins is a full-time consultant and writer. She resides with her husband and four sons in Athens, Georgia.

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Starting the School Year: A Checklist for Literacy Coaches

With all the checklists for launching the school year available for teachers, isn't it about time someone developed one for literacy coaches? Jan Miller Burkins has done just that — her Launching the Year Checklist is concise, and tackles everything from reformatting computer files to touching base with each teacher.

The Language of Coaching

If you believe it's challenging but "possible to be tactful without being inauthentic," Jan Miller Burkins will guide you around the thorniness of the language of coaching.

Word Choice for Coaches

Jan Miller-Burkins explores the "how" of shifting language so that it is less judgmental in discussions with colleagues.

Books with Overlooked Potential for Launching the School Year (and Ideas for Using Them with Students)

You know those books that cause us to say, “Aww…I love that book.” Well, the team at Literacyhead has us thinking about using old favorites in new ways.

Books for Launching the School Year (and Ideas for Using Them with Students)

We all want students starting school with intention, confidence, community and more. These books from the team at Literacyhead can help.

Starting the School Year: A Checklist for Literacy Coaches

With all the checklists for launching the school year available for teachers, isn't it about time someone developed one for literacy coaches? Jan Miller Burkins has done just that – her Launching the Year Checklist is concise, and tackles everything from reformatting computer files to touching base with each teacher.

Letting Go and Holding On: Evaluating Our Work as Literacy Coaches

It’s hard to know where we’re going if we don’t know where we’ve come from. Jan Miller Burkins has developed an evaluation form for literacy coaches to give to teachers.

Literacy Coaching Interview Rubric

This rubric can help anyone interviewing for a literacy coaching position determine if there is a philosophical fit between their beliefs and the goals of the school. The rubric is also helpful for any school in the process of defining responsibilities for literacy coaches


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