Whether we are teaching in person or from a distance, the following are suggestions that will allow you to partake in genuine meaningful conversations about books and learn more about your students as readers.
While content coaching cycles can never replace classroom coaching cycles, they offer new opportunities to partner together around shared teacher learning and can be an important first step to deeper, more intense collaboration in the classroom, either in-person or virtually.
Getting to know every child as an individual requires intention, observation, and inquiry. The fundamentals of good assessment still apply.
Communicating clearly and concisely about the supports parents and caregivers can provide to children is key.
Highly effective teaching provides a range of opportunities with different texts for different purposes.
With an unpredictable start to the school year ahead, one thing’s for sure: you are preparing for all eventualities and thinking about what you will do to welcome your students.