Matt Renwick

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Matt Renwick is an elementary principal who writes at Read by Example and tweets @ReadByExample. He is a veteran public educator, working first as a classroom teacher and now serving as the school leader at Mineral Point Elementary School (Mineral Point, Wisconsin). Matt’s educational writing and consultant work focus primarily on literacy instruction, school leadership, and technology integration. He has spoken at national conferences, including ASCD, ISTE, NAESP, NCTE, as well as facilitated workshops and professional learning experiences.

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How to Use Students’ Reading Logs as a Formative Literacy Assessment

Matt Renwick reminds us that there  is a lot of information available in our classrooms that can inform instruction. Some of it is “hiding in plain sight,” for example reading logs.

Five Phrases That Should Be at the Top of Every Writer’s First Draft

Matt Renwick gives five phrases every writer should put at the top of a draft, and then explores the way doing so can help develop creativity.

Three Books that Changed How I Teach and Think About Reading

Matt Renwick reflects on three essential professional books for understanding how to teach and think about reading instruction.

Affirm, Acknowledge, Ask: A Simple Protocol for Communicating Feedback

Matt Renwick offers an effective protocol for communicating feedback.

Sincerely Positive

Matt Renwick offers advice on how to use feedback as a tool to support and reinforce what students are doing well. Sincerity and positivity will always give students more confidence in themselves as writers.

One Powerful Way to Improve Your Strategic Plan

Matt Renwick offers one powerful strategy to improve your strategic plan by considering the obstacles and how to overcome them.

How to Let Go of Outdated Literacy Practices

Matt Renwick shares research, experience, and practical application to disrupt outdated literacy practices and make room for new ways of teaching and learning.

Five Business Books Every Leader Should Read

Matt Renwick shares five business books every school leader should read.


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