For me, I use achievethecore.org quite often because it has lots of great tools for the CCSS. I also like illustrativemathethmatics.org for good math resources and mathshell.org has some good math resources too. Many of the teachers of my school like unitedstreaming.com which is a part of Discovery Education. The Teaching Channel is another of our favorites too.
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Elena Aguilar's book titled, "The Art of Coaching" is our newest favorite. Last year we did some work with Mindset by Carol Dweck. One of our old faithfuls is Blended Coaching which is co-written by Gary Bloom, Claire Castagna, Ellen Moir, and Betsy Warren. However, what usually has the greatest on our professional growth as a coach is co-coaching with other coaches and discussing practice. Because we know this work is not a science, we have to constantly collaborate and seek out new techniques, ideas and ways to reach teachers.
Not a coach, but need to echo the praise for Chris Lehman's blog and the close reading series he is doing with Kate Roberts. (http://christopherlehman.wordpress.com and http://kateandmaggie.com) It's my favorite thing to read on Monday & Thursday mornings!
Right now I am obsessed with Chris Lehman's blog. The focus is on close reading. It is very insightful and I am learning a lot about close reading from it.
Wow- thanks for the blog tips. Now I need to catch up on all the old posts!
I'm a big Chris Lehman fan. They have a book coming out (Falling in Love with Close Reading) and he'll be giving a PD in WI in December. (This is less coaching related, but I think the work they're doing is so good!)
I have used kidblog.org. It's affiliated with Google right now, so you can use your Google login credentials to use and set up a class. It is a closed blog, so it is safe for your students.
Nevermind my post... I misunderstood the question. Sorry!
Probst and Beers' NOTICE AND NOTE is terrific!
The Chris Lehman Blog, Kate and Maggie Blog, Uncommoncorps, Granted,and...,
Carrie and Heather- thanks for the blog recommendation. I finally had time to dig into them and catch up on the Blog-a-thon. I didn't want to stop reading and I immediately pre-ordered there book. Lots of great learning there.
Now how to we get teachers (without a lot of free time) to read these pots. Ideas?
Hey Beth! I don't know. I'm a teacher (ELA/SS @ Casals), but I had the opportunity to go to NYC for Writer's Workshop this summer and met Chris Lehman. For me, it's early morning coffee & blogs! My conflict now is how to translate what I'm learning & loving into my classroom... while balancing the units we're creating, finding texts for those units, etc. So, not a great answer to your question. I think it's awakening that passion in teachers to understand/get interesting in some of these new standards beyond testing. So, I guess I don't know. There's at times that difficult balance between teachings students things that translate to the standard in a testable way (daily exit slips, etc.) *and* equipping them with skills/passion for reading. I guess I'm not answering your question at all... if you think of anything, let me know.
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