Category: Coaching


Best Resource for Literacy Coaches!

We would like to introduce you to one of the most comprehensive literacy coaching resources available online: The Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse (LCC). The new version of the site is located on the NCTE connected community. Content from the original site can be accessed here.

Also, Dr. Krista Morrison (formerly McDaniel) our director of professional development, was interviewed by Nancy Shanklin, director of the LCC at the time, about building relationships between principals and coaches. At the time, Dr. Morrison was a […]

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Writing the Wave — Surfing and Literacy

It turns out that teaching reading and writing and teaching surfing aren’t so different.

A few months ago when I took my first surfing lesson, I couldn’t help but notice some of the parallels to the teaching as apprenticeship approach we advocate at Inquiry By Design.

The first thing that struck me about my instructor, Juan, was how immersed he was in the surfing world. This wasn’t just a job. Juan lived and breathed surfing. In fact, he had already caught […]

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