Reading Support for Students Who Struggle with Social/Emotional Skills

Often I work with students who struggle with regulating their emotions and with being socially appropriate. Students who have weak social/emotional skills will sometimes start to lag behind their peers academically because their behavior impedes their ability to learn. It is vital that these students receive support to help them develop appropriate behavioral skills.  Although …

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Help! My Student is Not Progressing with Reading!

Sometimes, whether we are the classroom teacher or the reading interventionist, we come to a point with a student where we are stuck.  We notice from our data that the student has plateaued.  We panic a bit and think, "what do I do now?"   Whenever I face this struggle I have a few go-to strategies …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #4 Tips for Improving your Listening Skills as a Literacy Coach

When we enter into a coaching situation it is important that we consciously block out the the thoughts running through our mind.  It is easy for our mind to start to wander and think about: our mile long to do list observations from the classroom we just visited what we are going to say during our …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #3 No agendas

Written by Gen It's so easy to do the things we love. My husband loves to cook. He can work all day and come home and make a meal of gourmet standards. He reads and researches cooking techniques in his free time. He applies new ideas frequently in the kitchen. If I'm responsible for dinner, …

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