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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Four Tools for Hosting Online Book Clubs

Matt Renwick leads us to design book clubs where students can continue to grow and connect as readers in online discussions.

Resisting the Scripted Curriculum

Matt Renwick offers four suggestions on how to make literacy tasks from a scripted curriculum meaningful.

Trust Your Tools. Trust Your Teachers

Matt Renwick cracks open his process for trusting teachers and encouraging growth through coaching conversations.

Hiring Teachers for Today and Tomorrow

Matt Renwick explains how his leadership team’s thinking has changed when it comes to hiring teachers, with a much stronger emphasis on figuring out how candidates might handle change in the future.

How Teacher Evaluation Can Support School-Wide Change

Matt Renwick explains how teacher evaluation can be integrated into school-wide plans for literacy improvement by attuning to “promising practices.”

One Text. One Conversation. Many Possibilities.

Matt Renwick explores ways in which whole-class conversations around one text can build a strong community as understanding is co-constructed.

Leaders Need Coaches Too

Matt Renwick explains why literacy leaders need coaches and how they are helpful.

Maintenance as Leadership

Matt Renwick encourages a continuous effort of ensuring the systems of a school are operating as they should by maintaining relationships, literacy and learning, and presence.


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