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Like you, I understand how it feels to go home exhausted at the end of every day. I know what it feels like to juggle too many student needs, too many standards, and never have nearly enough time. Then there's the constant new research around best practices, and SO MANY opinions swirling around. It's impossible to keep up, and even harder to know which direction to go! Too often, educators are left feeling frustrated and defeated.
That's why my #1 goal is to help educators at all levels regain their confidence AND their time.
After more than two decades as an educator both in the classroom and as a literacy coach, I've learned (and continue to learn!) a whole lot of lessons. I've learned how to streamline, cut the clutter, and hone in on research-based best practices that truly move the needle for kids. There really are ways to fit it all in AND still have a life!
That's why I partner together with hard-working educators like you. Together, we can solve your literacy puzzles. You are not alone!
Book a coaching call, and together we'll determine next steps that will matter most for student learning--without the stress and overwhelm!
There's NEVER enough time. That's why gaining some of it back with things we can absolutely control is key. Here's a guide filled with 12 ways to do just that!Access the guide
Fitting it all in can seem impossible. But it's not! Here are 5 completely different ways to schedule ALL the components of literacy instruction into a 90 or 120 minute block PLUS even more helpful tips!Get the guide!
There are so many simple things we can do to increase student reading engagement. Learn more than a dozen often-missed tips you can do now that will immediately improve student focus!Watch the webinar
With the limited time you have, it's important to choose books that will give you the most bang for your buck. Here's what to look for!Show me the tips!
Sometimes you just need done-for-you ideas. Here are TWENTY incredible read aloud titles along with tons of high-leverage teaching ideas for comprehension to save you time!Grab the list
Whether you're just starting to build a classroom library or it's time for a refresh, this checklist will help you quickly see where to focus your energy (and your money).Grab the checklist
I'm so glad you're here!
After more than two decades in the field, I've seen it all...and it's time to SIMPLIFY. No one needs more "stuff" or any more confusion!
What educators need now more than ever is to cut the clutter and the noise--with practical, doable, and research-aligned best practices that truly impact student learning in ways that also make your day to day work easier AND more rewarding.
Whether you're new to teaching, well-seasoned, or are a school leader, I am here to be your literacy partner!
Through 1:1 coaching, my blog, or anything in between, I'm here to support YOU with simple, sound, and high-impact instructional strategies. If that sounds like it's what you're looking for, you've come to the right place!
Michelle's coaching cycles allow for teacher autonomy and meeting the needs of ALL students. She took the time to understand my goals, strengths, and areas of improvement. We then used real-time data to decide on my instructional practices. She offered best teaching practices and provided feedback. She checked in to ensure that I continued to meet my goal(s). She helped build my teaching confidence and was my biggest cheerleader! Her motto of "How can I help" is evident in her practice.
Michelle is very knowledgeable about a multitude of reading strategies. With Michelle's coaching, I have experienced within my resource classroom reading growth that is between 1.5 years to 2 years of growth for students. She truly understands different methodologies for reading and was able to help me implement the methods that worked!
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