20 Things for Students to Do with Informational Text

The most common request I have received this year as a literacy coach is to cover a teacher’s class. Just kidding. That’s the second-most common request.   Seriously, the practice that most of the teachers at my school seek my help with is questioning--specifically, how to write questions for the informational text they are using … Continue reading 20 Things for Students to Do with Informational Text

Take Charge: Teachers as Chief Learning Officers

For the majority of my teaching career, I worked for an amazing principal. When he moved from a middle school to my current high school, he asked me to come with him.  He explained his reasoning by referencing a business book by Jim Collins—Good to Great.  Collins analyzed the performance of leaders at consistently top-performing companies … Continue reading Take Charge: Teachers as Chief Learning Officers