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May 18, 2018 It List

This week we consider how literacy leaders can help teachers celebrate a year of learning and close out their classrooms. If you'd prefer to read the newsletter online, click here.

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That Student: Ending the Year with a PD Celebration

Melanie Quinn shares a simple professional development activity that helps teachers focus on growth through the year, based on their experiences with one child.

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Helping Teachers Weed Libraries

It is difficult for teachers to discard or recycle books they spent years acquiring, yet this is essential end-of-year work in many classrooms. Stephanie Affinito explains how a literacy coach can turn this challenge into an opportunity to build community and professional development plans.

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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.

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Literacy Coaches: Three Ideas for Next Year's Goals

Beth Moore gives helpful suggestions to help literacy coaches set goals at the end of the year for next year.

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People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating, we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation.

                                                    Abraham Joshua Heschel

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