Voice and Choice: ‘The Book Whisperer’ Advises on How to Build a Child’s Ownership of Reading

Written by Gen & Rhonda Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild, inspired over 1,600 attendees at the 2018 Literacy For All Conference as the keynote speaker on October 29, 2018. She is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has years of teaching experience in fourth through sixth grade language …

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“Suriously?…Just Sayin’”: YouTube Sensation & Educator Advocate, Gerry Brooks, Visits Western New York

"Come to terms with the fact that you will not be able to change someone else's personality. Whoever they are, they are a product of their unique set of lifetime experiences. Trying to change the personalities of the people around you will be stressful-don't do it! Instead, seek to understand what makes those around you tick and change how you respond to those personalities."

Thank You Post: New Resources Page

Dear Readers, This month marks our one year anniversary for our blog Literacy Pages. We would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have read our posts, liked our posts, left comments, joined our Literacy Pages Facebook group, followed us on Twitter @LiteracyPages and encouraged us along the way. We …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #7, keep it confidential 

Written by Gen A literacy coach will have multiple allegiances: to the teachers, to the other coaches, and to the administrators. It's a really tough balance to maintain, so coaches have to be extra careful not to cross the lines of confidentiality between the teachers and administrators that they work with. The purpose behind the …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #6; Spend time in the right places

Written by Gen Many of these positive experiences have to do with perception. This one is no different. Coaches have a lot of flexibility when it comes to time and schedules. This fact may open you up to some extra scrutiny from teachers who have unrelenting jam-packed schedules. A positive perception of how you spend …

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100 Positive Experiences: Experience #5, How to Build Relationships with Teachers

The number one priority for literacy coaches is to build strong trusting relationships.  Just like with our students we have to take the time to get to know the teachers we work with to best collaborate with them.  Here are some of the strategies I have used to help with building and strengthening relationships with …

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