Dr. Sam interviews Matt Renwick about his book Leading Literacy Like a C.O.A.C.H. and his upcoming workshop at Lit Con’s Literacy Institute

Dr. Sam interviews Matt Renwick about his book Leading Literacy Like a C.O.A.C.H. and his upcoming workshop at Lit Con’s Literacy Institute

From time to time, over the next few months, I will be interviewing folks from the various events where I will be speaking or presenting. This interview is about Matt Renwick and his book,  Leading Literacy Like a C.O.A.C.H. Matt will be presenting at LitCon’s leadership institute. It is a full-day session and includes lunch. Here is some information.

Here is the YouTube podcast of the interview:

Here are the time-stamped highlights of what we talked about

Here is a link to his book LINK:

Dr. Sam’s reflections about Matt, his book and his upcoming session. Matt sees five key elements to leading like a C.O.A.C.H., 1. Create confidence through trust; 2. Organize around a priority; 3. Affirm promising practices; 4. Communicate feedback; and 5. Help teachers become leaders and learners. Matt is the kind of principal every teacher wants to work for. He is a leader, but a leader who views his teachers as a team. As Matt describes in the interview a few highlights of how the programs in his buildings evolved, you can tell that he values his teachers and empowers them. He strives to create a teaching environment that allows teachers and students to thrive. I think a day of learning from him and all the things he does to help grow his building’s program will be well spent. This is a reminder that his all-day session is Saturday, Jan 28th, at LitCon. LitCon is held in Columbus, Ohio. There are also many other great things happening at that conference. Have a look for yourself, LINK.  

Dr. Sam’s Upcoming Blogs-  I anticipate I will continue to weigh in on the ongoing discussions generated by Emily Handford’s podcasts. In case you haven’t seen the special edition blog about Handford, here is a LINK. Paul Thomas has also weighed in on this topic LINK.  In addition, I’m trying to line up new folks to interview. As I indicated earlier, those will include speakers at conferences at which I will be presenting (LitCon, Write to Learn, Mo Early Childhood) and folks with new books. BTW I will be joining Matt at LitCon. Here is a link to the two sessions I will be doing there LINK. So until next week:

Happy Reading and Writing.

Dr. Sam Bommarito, aka the centrist who uses ideas from all sides to inform his teaching

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