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Heather Rodman

Literacy Trainer

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

Working with teachers. I love working, thinking, and reflecting with teachers about their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about teaching and learning.

What I believe in

Teachers! Teachers are the instructional decision makers in classrooms. They are the ones who make a difference in the world. I believe that every teacher is an agent of change. There is nothing more powerful than a group of teachers thinking, talking, and reflecting about their instructional practices.

Previous work highlights

PreK – 4th grade teacher for 18 years
Literacy Coach
Leveled Literacy Intervention Instructor

Favorite book

My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok

Fun fact

I was a high school crew coach for 10 years.

Education

Central Connecticut State University

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Featured Blog Posts

April 11, 2024 Vivian Vasquez, Author & Professor

Centering What Matters to Children: How to Connect Your Teaching to Your Students’ Passions and Inquiry Questions

How do you decide what to focus on in your teaching? Our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series speaker Vivian Vasquez starts by observing what her students care about.

February 23, 2024 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Teaching for Fluency All Day, Every Day

Here are a few tips to integrate intentional teaching for fluency, without adding anything new to your day.

February 12, 2024 Mary E. Cronin, Literacy Coach & Author

New Diverse Titles to Add to Your Classroom Library

Inspired by the first session in our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, Literacy Coach Mary Cronin shares a few book recommendations of her own.