Getting to know every child as an individual requires intention, observation, and inquiry. The fundamentals of good assessment still apply.
As literacy coaches, we want to build relationships, empower teachers, and foster collaborative learning environments. So why do we often end up listening to respond instead of listening to understand?
Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool in our classrooms. Storytelling acknowledges students for who they are and provides space for students to share their experiences in the world.
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.