Mastering literacy instruction takes constant effort and practice. Engaging me to coach staff will:

  • Provide long-term, sustained professional development for Preschool-8 teachers resulting in deep knowledge and implementation of literacy teaching and learning.
  • Provide in-classroom modeling and coaching for Preschool-8 teachers.
  • Develop literacy coaches in your school system to build capacity to support and sustain transfer of theory and research into classroom best practices.

NEW ZEALAND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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Providing quality professional development worldwide.

PARENTS

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DR. MICHAL TAYLOR

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Many parents of children who are struggling to learn to read and write can benefit from a conversation with an experienced literacy specialist. I offer a knowledgeable and empathetic ear to help guide your decisions, find resources and understanding your options to help you best support your child. I charge $50hr for phone consultation, payable in advance. Ask me for details.

THE ART & CRAFT OF PREK-8 LITERACY TEACHING

Throughout my career I have refined several areas of expertise which serve to build capacity in schools.

The New Zealand education program is known throughout the world for their elementary reading and math curricula. Studying abroad prepares both undergraduate and qualified teachers with cultural and self awareness and can prepare them for leadership roles in a global community. Placements in New Zealand classrooms to complete a 2 - 16 week teacher practicum will give participants valuable and classroom-ready skills that can be implemented immediately in your literacy teaching. This program will help to gain a significant competitive edge in the fierce job market.  In addition to showing interest in diversity and international issues, going abroad also demonstrates many other traits that potential employers may find valuable.


  • PARENTS

Throughout my career I have refined several areas of expertise which serve to build capacity in schools. In order to build a successful infrastructure, I will:

  • Develop Principals as Instructional Leaders.
  • Plan and facilitate ongoing support as they implement comprehensive literacy programs.
  • This will result in more focused efforts to reach and teach all students.


In order to foster ongoing literacy expertise, classroom teachers must be able to:

  • Assess to identify student strengths and plan instruction.
  • Truly understand the reading and writing process and teaching for strategic activity.
  • Be proficient and knowledgeable in teaching all phases of literacy.
  • Be proactive in teaching older students who struggle to learn to read and write.