Question (of literacy) poem

On behalf of children, on Day Twenty-Three of National Poetry Month Speaking Points (Do They?) Glowing screen split intographs, trendlines, colorsa virtual sea of dataand faces of colleagues floatingwith the question:“You are the literacy person—what do you think?” What I think is thatthere’s no secret codeor formulaor magic bulletor any infallible translationof impersonal little dotsscattered … Continue reading Question (of literacy) poem

Expectations

As a literacy coach and intervention team facilitator, I am tasked with communicating expectations of my administration and the district to my colleagues. It’s a tricky position (correction: these are tricky positions. Plural. Sometimes I feel like Bartholomew Cubbins, wearing 500 hats). At present, my fellow educators are, in the wake of COVID, undergoing state-mandated … Continue reading Expectations