Read by Example

Matt Renwick
A newsletter about literacy and leadership in education
Created 24 Aug 2018
  • How am I doing?
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear colleague, Thank you for your support of this space. Your generosity has assisted in podcast transcriptions and the purchase of professional resources for contributors. Because this learning spac...
  • How I Use Surveys to Inform My Leadership Practice
    20 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash What counts as data? As we create goals and plans for the school year, test scores and other summative assessments are prioritized. Yet of all the data that we could u...
  • Adapt or Die
    15 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Wisdom from the Field is a weekly feature for full subscribers. This post is free for all. Subscribe now Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, struggled to compete with ...
  • Two Simple Strategies for Teaching Today's Writers
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Printable Version Since the pandemic began, students have been writing less. It almost seemed inevitable. When students were at home for remote learning, the environment was likely not as conducive fo...
  • Outcomes Matter
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    In the book The Sweet Season, sports writer Austin Murphy chronicles one year of Division 3 college football. He moved his family next to Saint John’s University in Minnesota to follow the team for a ...
  • Leaf Forts
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Instead of an article, I am pausing to share what I am thinking, reading, and writing about. Thinking About: Leaf Forts I invited my 7th grade daughter to help me rake some leaves. She obliged, puttin...
  • How to Filter Feedback
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    In the sports biography A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers, John Feinstein documents one college basketball season with the fiery yet successful coach. Knight was n...
  • Learner-Centered Leadership
    30 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 2 0
    Leading schools in the 21st century can be overwhelming. More is being added to our plates while our resources and time feel depleted. In a highly complex world, a framework for leading schools is nee...
  • All Leaders Should Be Coaches
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Below is one of the Wisdom from the Field examples adapted from my new book, Leading Like a C.O.A.C.H. Pre-order today! Pre-Order Today Education is not the only profession where leading like a coach ...
  • How have you changed your leadership practice to better support teachers?
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    In the article/podcast linked below, Jennifer Gonzalez shares why teachers are struggling so much this year, as well as what leaders can do about it. (h/t Justin) J Gonzalez Article/Podcast After list...
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