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Coaching Minute: Tech Tools (VIDEO)

Cathy Mere shares two tech tools that are invaluable resources for her coaching.

Coaching Minute: Rethinking Time (VIDEO)

Jennifer Schwanke finds that one of the biggest changes in moving from teaching to leadership is control (or lack of it) over her time.

Ways to Personalize PD (VIDEO)

Literacy coaches Cathy Mere and Kelly Hoenie talk about some of their efforts to personalize professional development for teachers over the past year, and what they learned that they will carry into the fall.

Celebrate and Reflect (VIDEO)

Have you paused yet to celebrate all you've accomplished with teachers this year? Literacy coaches Cathy Mere and Kelly Hoenie take a few minutes to reflect on what has gone well and the learning they will carry forward over the summer.

Reading Specialists: Using a Common Observation Form (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher work with reading specialists who are observing individual students to study the transition of skills from targeted support to work in the classroom. The observation form everyone uses includes an engagement inventory and key questions.

Fourth-Grade Advanced Readers: Debrief (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost debriefs with a fourth-grade teacher after supporting advanced readers in a demonstration small group. This is the final video in a three-part series.

Fourth-Grade Advanced Readers: Demonstration Lesson (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost helps a fourth-grade teacher support advanced readers in a demonstration small group. This is the second video in a three-part series.

Fourth-Grade Advanced Readers: Planning (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost helps a fourth-grade teacher plan how to support advanced readers in a demonstration small group. This is the first video in a three-part series.

Motivating Reluctant Writers in Third Grade (VIDEO)

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

Third-Grade Team Discussion: Rate Your Post-It Tool (VIDEO)

Literacy coach Kathy Provost leads a team of third-grade teachers as they discuss using a "Rate Your Post-It" visual tool in their classrooms.

Team Meeting: Next Steps (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost closes a third-grade team meeting with a discussion of next steps, ensuring everyone is on the same page with plans before the next month's meeting.

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.

First-Grade Team: Next Steps (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher leads a first-grade teaching team as they plan action steps to take before their next monthly meeting.

Grade-Level Team Meeting: Conversations in First Grade (VIDEO)

In this video of a first-grade team meeting with a literacy coach, Heather Fisher uses online resources and anchor charts to build cohesive instruction in talk strategies across the grade.

First-Grade Team: Exploring Student Engagement (VIDEO)

Heather Fisher leads a first-grade team monthly meeting where everyone shares strategies they are trying for fostering more student engagement.

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