Lisa Mazinas

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Lisa Mazinas is an elementary reading specialist in the Upper Merion Area School District in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. In her 20 years as an educator, she has also worked as a classroom teacher, a graduate adjunct, and a literacy coach for a Philadelphia nonprofit. She is a lifelong reader and loves sharing her passion for books with students, teachers, and parents. You can follow Lisa on her blog, Literacy with Lisa, or on social media @lmazinas.

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Eight Tips to Make Virtual Learning Equitable and Accessible for All Students

Lisa Mazinas reminds us of ways to make virtual learning equitable and accessible.

Fostering a Love of Reading in All Students

Lisa Mazinas reminds us of the importance of fostering a love of reading in all students. She offers specific ways to reconnect students with the enjoyment of reading.

Back-to-School Coaching Reflection Survey

Lisa Mazinas offers a back-to-school coaching survey that taps the gift of time and space that summer provides. Download a copy of the survey to use when you return to school.

Managing Your Students’ Independent Work During Guided Reading

Are you ready to ditch small-group instruction because it seems too difficult for students to work independently? Lisa Mazinas compiled a helpful chart to problem solve common classroom issues and support student independence.

Eight Phonemic Awareness Activities for Morning Meeting

Lisa Mazinas suggests eight short phonemic awareness games that are quick and engaging word work opportunities.

Six Tips to Plan a Family Literacy Night 

Does planning a family literacy night seem overwhelming? Lisa Mazinas offers six tips to ensure a thoughtful and successful event.

The Power of Using a Viewing Lens

Lisa Mazinas offers a variety of “viewing lenses” for coaches to use when working alongside teachers. She shares practical advice as well as a variety of possibilities to help instructional coaches tailor their feedback in specific and useful ways.

Using a Checklist for Powerful Post-Conferences

Lisa Mazinas gives a structure for post-conference conversations. These talking points are the perfect place to begin.

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