Matt Renwick is an elementary principal in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Matt blogs at Reading by Example (readingbyexample.com), tweets @ReadByExample, and writes for ASCD. Matt is a veteran public educator, working first as a classroom teacher and now serving as an elementary principal in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, teaching online courses in curriculum and instruction. Matt’s educational writing and consultant work focus primarily on literacy, school leadership, and technology. He has spoken at national conferences, including ASCD, ISTE, NAESP, NCTE, as well as facilitated workshops and professional learning for educators throughout the country.
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Matt Renwick decides to provoke some cognitive dissonance in teachers around the topic of guided reading. He finds his own beliefs are challenged instead.
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A literacy community is only as strong as its foundation. Matt Renwick uses discussions around mission statements and shared texts to build a collective vision for literacy instruction in one school.
Matt Renwick finds that data pictures instead of data walls are less intimidating for staff, and also allow for some creative collaboration around what data might be useful in analyzing achievement.
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