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Creating Tools to Monitor Small Groups in Reading Workshop

June 10, 2019 | Jessie Welcomer

I teach 5th grade literacy at Montalvin Manor in West Contra Costa. My school’s inquiry focus was intervention this year. I chose to think about reading intervention specifically and using different strategies in small groups to support students.

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Valuing Process over Answers

April 29, 2019 | Malia Tayabas-Kim

My inquiry focus is centered around math partnerships during math workshop. My learning goal is that students will be able to engage in productive math partnerships where they help each other make sense of the problems by explaining...

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

April 3, 2019 | Tonie Mitchell

This whole year of inquiry was sometimes frustrating and I even resented it at times, but the results led to feelings of success among my students and me.  While I can’t say that each student transformed into an...

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Teacher Leaders Promote Curiosity

March 27, 2019

What does it look like for teachers to promote curiosity? Our Teacher Leaders support their colleagues’ thinking in many ways. Here’s an email that Beth Levine, a Teacher Leader at Montalvin Elementary sent to her colleagues.

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Bringing Books to Life

February 13, 2019

As a Kindergarten teacher I struggle with the concept of reading a book out loud more than once. I worry that students will be bored out of their minds, lying on the carpet, disengaged as they hear a...

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Favorite Books on Teaching and Coaching

February 13, 2019

We know how valuable a good book recommendation can be especially from people in the know. So here are a few beloved resources that our Coaching Inquiry Network participants recently shared along with...

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Mandates vs. Meaningful Learning

December 13, 2018 | Fleur McJilton

  I am an instructional coach in an urban East Bay district where nearly one in three of our students are English Learners (EL). At the outset of this year, the teachers at the three school sites whom I coach...