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Motivating Reluctant Writers in Third Grade (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and a third-grade teaching team discuss how to motivate reluctant writers.

Planning Family Literacy Night (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost work with a group of reading specialists to plan a family literacy night.

Case Studies All Year Long (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher talk with reading specialists about the value of following a case study over an entire year.

Exit Slips for Reflection and Planning (VIDEO)

In this video, Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher use exit slips to assess the success of a professional development session and plan next steps.

First-Grade Engagement: Planning the Lesson (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher meets with a young first-grade teacher to plan a demonstration lesson for a partner group on engagement. This is the first video in a three-part series.

First-Grade Engagement: Demonstration Lesson (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher and a young first-grade teacher lead a demonstration lesson for a partner group on engagement. This is the second video in a three-part series.

First-Grade Engagement: Debrief (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher and a young first-grade teacher debrief after a demonstration lesson for a partner group on engagement. This is the final video in a three-part series.

Common Planning Meeting: Third-Grade Notebooks (VIDEO)

In this excerpt from a common planning meeting, Kathy Provost works with third-grade teachers who are focused on improving their use of student notebooks across the curriculum.

Demonstration Lesson: First-Grade Talk Prompts (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher presents a lesson with a first-grade teacher as part of a cycle focused on improving classroom talk. This is the second video in a two-part series.

Demonstration Lesson Planning: First-Grade Talk Prompts (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher plans a lesson with a first-grade teacher as part of a cycle focused on improving classroom talk. This is the first video in a two-part series.

Coaching Minute: Selecting Books for Teachers (VIDEO)

In this brief video, Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher share some criteria for selecting books for teachers to open doors and conversations.

Coaching Minute: Literacy Master Document (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher explain how the Literacy Master Document has simplified and improved their coaching.

Coaching Minute: Lesson Planning Form (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher talk about the value of using a lesson planning form with teachers as a shared record of plans, action, and reflection in coaching sessions.

Coaching Minute: Better Data Meetings (VIDEO)

In this brief video, Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost explain why turning data meetings over to reading specialists has had such a positive effect on schools in their district.

Coaching Minute: Case Studies with Reading Specialists (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost talk about how case studies have changed their work with literacy specialists over the past year in this brief video.

Coaching Minute: Considering Language (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost share subtle changes in the language they are using with teachers to foster more collaboration.

The Habit of Reflection (VIDEO)

In this quick video excerpt from a teacher meeting on peer observations, the participants talk about why developing the habit of reflection after instruction (either alone or with colleagues) is crucial for professional growth.

Talking Too Much (VIDEO)

In this brief video excerpt from a meeting about colleague visits, teachers consider the thorny issue of why they talk so much when they want to listen more.

Observation Visits: Getting Comfortable with the Unexpected (VIDEO)

In this brief video excerpt from a leadership meeting focused on peer observation led by Jennifer Allen, teachers talk about taking risks and being comfortable with observation when things don't go according to plan.

Coaching Minute: Using Foam Boards with Students (VIDEO)

In this quick video, Jennifer Allen explains how using foam boards with students can increase engagement and extend learning between demonstration lessons.

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