Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One of my responsibilities as Academic Coach is to model lessons. So this year, once a month in a weekly content area meeting, I plan to model one of the literacy strategies as outlined in the book Power Tools for Adolescent Learners. Teachers will then be responsible for incorporating this strategy in their classroom and then completing a reflections sheet on what they liked/disliked about the strategy and sharing this with their colleagues at our weekly content area meeting.

I had the opportunity to observe one of these literacy strategies being used by a colleague in a world geography class. It was amazing to see how eighth graders could get so engrossed in a picture book.


  1. Thanks for sharing what you are doing---sounds like a great plan to promote collegial sharing.

    What was the picture book and the strategy used?

  2. I commend you for spreading the wealth of these techiques to others in a specfic and measurable way (the reflection sheets). By doing this, not only do others have access to these strategies, but you review them as well. I feel like I should be doing the same thing(& at the very lest the latter.)