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Writing Workshop and Educational Consulting
Professional Educational Services Offered:
K-12 Professional Development in:
Reading, Writing, Expository Research, Nonfiction Strategies, Spelling Vocabulary & Grammar/Skill Development, Coaching, Gradual Release, and Student Engagement that is Standards Aligned
Staff Development Audiences:
Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Principals, and Leadership Teams
Strategy Based Instruction (SBI) assists teachers in understanding the symbiotic relationship between skills and strategies. Teachers have many resources for teaching skills: worksheets, graphic organizers and organizational tools, activities, etc. but they have minimum resources to help with the transfer of skills to strategies. When students are introduced to skills, they are temporal and will be forgotten UNLESS these skills are used on a recursive basis AND with purpose. SBI staff development focuses on how to combine skills and strategies to solve reading, writing, spelling, and grammar problems. The intended goal is for students to select appropriate strategies (which includes previously taught skills and strategies), monitor progress, and produce an example of the new strategy.
Our Educational Consulting extends across the United States.
Author, Keynote Speaker, Teacher, Consultant, Coach, Program Evaluator, Former Principal
For the last year and a half, teachers have been working diligently to provide a quality education, and more importantly to connect and support student's well-being. I want to personally thank you by providing free downloadable music that can be used to help gradually build stamina in writing or reading workshop. Please pass this link to your colleagues with my personal thanks. They can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates as more music becomes available. Please accept my gratitude for all the hard work, dedication, and love you have provided for our children. You ARE making a difference. Click on the Album or go to the "Tips and Music From Steve" tab to download the music.