CAFE


Instructional Leaders

Principal and Teacher—Partnering for Student Success

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Creating a plan for principals and teachers to partner together sends a strong and powerful message. Here's a look at how it can be done. 

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Rethinking How We Use Our Time with Barometer Students

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This idea provides time for extra learning support for our students who exhibit the most challenging behaviors. 

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The Negative Effect of Walk to Read

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Here we explore some of the research and resources you will need to illustrate the importance of keeping your own students for literacy instruction.. 

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A Coaching Menu

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A menu of choices helps get us into collaborative partnerships and allows teachers to sign up for the support that best meets their needs. 

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Agents of Change—Encouraging the Growth of Daily 5 and CAFE

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How do we as principals, coaches, and teammates help influence and move a staff toward the use of Daily 5 and CAFE?

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Sisters on the Spot–Principal support as their teachers implement CAFE and Daily 5

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In this video Karen Janson, a principal from New York, asks us to clarify our vision for supporting teachers who are ready to implement Daily 5 and CAFE.

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Getting Started with CAFE

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Some great ways to get started with CAFE.

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A Testimony to the CAFE Menu and Focused Instruction

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This conference is a testimony to the power of the CAFE Menu and how focused instruction and layering strategies can help our students be powerful, proficient readers.

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Principal's Pensieve

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How Susan Gioiella has adapted the conferring notebook to fit her needs as an administrator.

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A Coach Uses The CCPensieve With Teachers

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How one coach uses the CCPensieve with teachers instead of students.

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Leadership Support for Implementing Daily 5 and CAFE

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When Gail and Joan met with principal Eric Richards, he asked, "How can I support teachers who have read Daily 5 and CAFE and have been to the trainings? " Gail and Joan share a variety of ways.

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Leadership Support–Know What to Look For, Part 3 of 3

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Administrators wanting to support their teachers often want to know what to look for when they go in the classroom. What indicates that Daily 5 and CAFE are being used? Here are a few ideas.

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Leadership Support–The Gift of Time! Part 2 of 3

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Allison Behne provides administrators with two ways instructional leaders can support the teachers who are implementing Daily 5 in their classrooms.

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Leadership Support–Showing the Research, Part 1 of 3

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This series provides school leaders with fundamental ways to support teachers.

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How can a principal support teachers who are implementing Daily 5 and CAFE?

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Eric Richards asks us how he, as a principal, can support his teachers who are implementing Daily 5 and CAFE. The ideas we share might be of interest to your principals as well.

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Sharing Our Teaching with Administrators

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How do we share Daily 5 with administrators? 

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When to Move to a New CAFE Strategy

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In this video, Heather has Gail listen in and offer feedback on her one-on-one conference with Grace. Gail's feedback is specific to the structure of the conference and what is being taught. She also discusses when to move a student onto another strategy.

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Spying on Yourself As a Reader–A Great Way to Model Strategies for Students

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Have you ever tried spying on yourself as a reader? So many of us spend time and energy teaching kids what to do to improve their reading, but do we know what we do? Even proficient readers use the CAFE skills!

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What are You Working On? A Question of Self-Reflection

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As Jen was trying to cajole her four and half year old into the bath tub the other night-he looked at her and said, "Mom, what are you working on?" The conversation that ensued had Jen reflecting on that brilliant question.

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Strategies to Start With: 6-5-4-3

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If you aren't sure which strategies to assign your students first, this article will help you decide. 

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A "COACH" CAFE for Professional Development

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Kei Pace is a literacy coach in Tennessee. She and her colleagues have been working to create a menu that will help coaches in their efforts to provide just right professional development for the teachers they support.

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Professional Development Around The CAFE Menu

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If you are a literacy coach, principal or anyone who supports staff development for teachers, this is a great idea to enhance learning together, starting conversations about strategies and kids - all focused around The CAFE Menu and it's strategies.

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