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We believe that what matters most for students is teachers. An investment in teacher development is the pathway to powerful growth in our students.
We inspire children to grow their own reading lives.
We teach them that reading can open doors.
Authors inspire us to live our best lives.
We inspire each child we teach.
We teach them they matter. Their voice can change the world.
Learning to write is critically important for every child's future success.
/inˈspī(ə)r/ verb to instill in someone the motivation, enthusiasm, and courage to do better things and achieve more.
“Thank you for planning such an amazing week of PD to support us for next year. It was so helpful to come together to figure out creative ways to teach workshop, knowing that next year will be a different type of year."
“It was like an awakening when you introduced small group instruction to the staff. You made it all clear for me, filling the uncertainty in my workshop teaching and helped me implement the workshop with fidelity. It finally felt right and it all made sense and I strived for more and more learning. You were there in a heartbeat to guide me and push my thinking. “
5th Grade Teacher
"Words cannot express my gratitude for everything you've done to help me this year. I don't know where this year would have taken me if I didn't have you as my coach. It has totally transformed my teaching."
4th Grade Teacher
Work With Us
In ordinary times we partner with teachers inside their classrooms. We are now excited to partner with teachers virtually as well. Whether experienced or new to workshop, teaching in this new virtual world can be challenging. We are equipped and ready to inspire teachers to lead innovative, engaging, and impactful reading and writing workshops virtually.
We believe it is possible for your virtual writing and reading workshop classrooms to be robust and meet student's needs. Need support for teaching reading and writing workshops virtually? Here are some ways that we can work together virtually
Week long Summer Institutes
Staff will learn the philosophy of workshop teaching as well as the essentials to establishing the workshop. Take on the work of the student as a reader or a writer as to come to know and understand this work deeply
Administrative or School Leader
Professional development days for principals, administrators, and literacy coaches can be designed and tailored to meet the needs of the school or district