Now that 2020 has come to a close, we are reflecting on some of our most read and revisited blog posts from the year. Unsurprisingly, many are related to advise around teaching in virtual and socially distanced classroom environments as well as leading in challenging times.
- Time to Confront Learning Loss: Responsive Teaching through Leveled Literacy Intervention
The unprecedented circumstances of our world have illuminated the need to address the literacy needs of marginalized students in our educational system.
- Case Study: William Ellery Channing Elementary School
Learn more about the Channing School’s partnership with the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative began in 2014 when the school was identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a turnaround school.
- Choose Wisely! Qualities and Dispositions of a Literacy Coach & Teacher Leader
Identifying an educator to train as a literacy coach is among one of the most important decisions a building principal has to make.
- Are You Ready to Listen?
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?
- The Softer Side of School Improvement
Soft data is a powerhouse for improvement because it gives an authentic, real-time look at what educators and students understand and can do.
- Fostering Identity and Community Through Storytelling
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.
- Assuring Access and Equity in Early Childhood: Harnessing the Power of Diversity
It is our collective responsibility to continue to advocate for early childhood classrooms. These environments assure the opportunities for children to experience the imagination, wonder, and joy of childhood and develop the confidence and agency that every child deserves.
Do you have suggestions for topics you would like us to cover in 2021? Or would you like to contribute to our blog?
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