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Phyllis Glassman

Using Coaching and Mentoring to Improve Instructional Quality

by Phyllis Glassman April 20, 2011
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Student achievement is highly dependent on instructional quality, yet many teachers receive few opportunities for ongoing professional development. Instructional coaching deepens, expands, and sustains professional learning. Effective coaching and mentoring initiatives instill a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing throughout the entire school community.

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Independent Reading: One Key to Success

by Phyllis Glassman November 4, 2010
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The literacy enriched classroom has many, many books in every corner of the room. Books surround the students—on shelves, in baskets on the desks, in corners here and there, in centers, even on the carpet. Cozy reading areas, with varied lighting, are positioned to create a comfortable feeling for students—bean bag chairs, reading rugs, a rocking chair, pillows, and stuffed animals can be found throughout the room.

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