Ruth Ayres

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Ruth Ayres is the editor in chief of the Choice Literacy site and director of The Lead Learners Consortium in northern Indiana. She spends her days helping students find meaning in their stories, and encouraging teachers to reflect and refine the art of teaching. Ruth’s background includes work as a middle and high school language arts and science teacher and as a K-12 instructional coach, and writing books, articles, and lots of blog posts. She has written Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers (Stenhouse, 2017) and many other books. Ruth and her husband, Andy, have four children. When not writing professionally, Ruth collects stories of adoption, faith, and whimsy. You can follow her at Ruth Ayres Writes or on Twitter.

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March 24, 2023: Poetry

This week’s newsletter is about poetry.

March 17, 2023: Strengthening Turn-and-Talk

This week’s newsletter is about turn-and-talk.

March 10, 2023: Students as Teachers

This week’s newsletter is about students as teachers.

Coaching Minute: Coaching Groups of Teachers

Ruth Ayres offers a useful tip when planning your coaching calendar: Create groups of teachers.

Learning to Listen During Turn-and-Talk

Ruth Ayres suggests three ways to help students intentionally listen during conversations such as a turn-and-talk.

Picture It: When Material-Use Goes Awry

In this Picture-It, Ruth Ayres prioritizes nurturing relationships with students when material-use goes awry.

March 3, 2023: Nobody Wants to Write

This week’s newsletter is about teaching writers when they don’t want to write.

February 24, 2023: Do Hard Things

This week’s newsletter is about helping students know they are capable of doing hard things.

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