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, a k-12 instructional coach, and writing books, articles, and lots of blog posts. She wrote Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers (Stenhouse, 2019) 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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The Choice Literacy Book Club Discusses Octopus Stew

The Choice Literacy Book Club discusses Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez.

November 26, 2021: Courses Special Issue

This week’s newsletter is a special issue highlighting Choice Literacy courses.

Classroom Libraries Podcast

Cathy mere and Ruth Ayres discuss building connections beyond the classroom.

November 19, 2021: Classroom Libraries

Classroom libraries is the theme of this week’s newsletter.

Coaching Minute: Expect and Accept a Lack of Closure

Ruth Ayres shares why it is important to expect and accept a lack of closure. This is part of a series about the importance of norms.

Encouragement for Readers and Writers Podcast

Cathy mere and Ruth Ayres discuss building connections beyond the classroom.

November 12, 2021: Encouragement for Readers and Writers

Encouragement for students as readers and writers is the theme of this week’s newsletter.

Coaching Minute: What’s Said Here Stays Here; What’s Learned Here Leaves Here

Ruth Ayres shares the importance of having a place for instructional coaches to learn, as well as process their own situations. This is part of a series about the importance of norms.


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