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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December 2, 2022: Nourish Student Growth

This week’s newsletter is about nourishing student growth.

November 25, 2022: The Thanksgiving Issue

This week’s newsletter is about thanksgiving.

November 18, 2022: Benefits of Poetry

This week’s newsletter is about the benefits of poetry.

Purposefully Plan PD to Support Transformational Change

Ruth Ayres thinks about intentionally designing professional learning experiences to support transformational change by recognizing and lifting the heavy load many educators carry.

November 4, 2022: Engaging Secondary Students

This week’s newsletter is about engaging secondary students.

October 28, 2022: Getting to Know Digital Learners

This week’s newsletter is about getting to know digital learners.

October 21, 2022: Ways to Hear and Respond to Student Voices

This week’s newsletter is about hearing and responding to student needs.

October 14, 2022: Renewing Student Energy

This week’s newsletter is about renewing student energy for learning.


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