“If principals see themselves as learners first – that is, they value learning, want to learn and know how to learn – then even if they do not yet know what effective literacy practices look and sound like, they can and do learn those practices.” (Routman, 2014,Read, write, lead: Breakthrough strategies for schoolwide literacy success.)
The Lead Learner section supports administrators in determining what they know about effective literacy practices and provides suggestions of how to build their knowledge about reading.
Once you have examined your compelling why and established beliefs with your staff, it is important to reflect on your level of knowledge in effective instructional practices in reading. The Reflective Learner page will provide strategies for the administrator in this area.
Once you have examined your compelling why and established beliefs with your staff, it is important to reflect on your level of knowledge in effective instructional practices in reading. The Reflective Learner page in this section will outline how this knowledge is critical in allowing the leader to make decisions that will promote improved student achievement and enable the effectively support teacher growth and development. The bottom of the Reflective Learner page features a video of school administrator Aaron Kohlman who talks about how he built his background knowledge regarding effective literacy practices in reading.
Anyone wishing to engage in self-reflection regarding what they know about they reading, how to mobilize reading within their school or community, as well as how to sustain the momentum of literacy initiatives will appreciate the Lead Learner Inventory page.
The following page in this section is entitled Lead Learner in Action. It includes the Module: Being a Lead Learner. This module could be used by Central Office Staff with their administrators or as an independent reflection module by the administrator.
The last page in this section is Lead Learner Self-Assessment.
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Provincial Reading Team
My name is Tessa. I started my teaching career this year in Grade 1. I have a lot of questions about the English Language Arts program and especially about teaching reading. What is important to understand about reading? How do I teach reading? Where do I begin? What does it look like?
Follow Tessa as she discovers the answers to these questions and many more. Welcome to the online resource developed for elementary educators by the Provincial Reading Team. It includes instructional strategies, videos, sample lessons … and more.
Saskatchewan Reads by Saskatchewan Provincial Reading Team is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://saskatchewanreads.wordpress.com.