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Can I Quote You on That?: Capturing Classroom Conversation

Sometimes inspiration for my teaching life comes from seemingly disparate experiences in my personal life. I spent a recent Saturday afternoon surrounded by a gaggle of giddy women who had...

Making the Case for Literacy Coaches

It’s that time of year. School districts are examining their budgets for the upcoming school year. Due to the troubled economy, many of them are finding that they are not...

What Coaches Carry (Part 1)

As I prepare to mentor three new coaches this year in different assignments: elementary building coach, secondary reading intervention coach and middle grades math coach, I sit down to have...

Troubleshooting Coaching Cycles

Last summer, we were fortunate to host Diane Sweeney at our coaching summer institute. Diane introduced us to the idea of coaching cycles. She assured us that coaching cycles would...

Sales Clerks and Literacy Leaders

Shopping for the perfect outfit is always an exhausting task. I seem to always encounter the hovering salesperson. She’s the one who shows me the outfits I would never buy, and suggests...

Engaging Teachers with Coaching

When my husband and I rented the movie Slumdog Millionaire, I hid my eyes frequently during the first 30 minutes. Completely unprepared for the on-screen violence, I asked Kurt to nudge...