Considering the success of self-regulation as a focus, could we now try to maintain that self-reg culture while shifting the focus to growth in reading? He agreed that there had been an awesome success with self-reg and that we had a strong platform of literacy (especially reading) that we could build on. With Mark’s positive experience with reading instruction and self-regulation, along with his strong relationships with staff, he could help lead us to shift from a focus on self-reg to a focus on reading.
Chris Wejr discusses the way in which his staff have extended the focus of self-regulation and strength-based learning into the area of reading achievement. He discusses some of the strategies that they have used to support and encourage this, such as Strong staff collaboration and ongoing professional development. In some ways, this reminds me of the work that I was a part of using disciplined collaboration as the framework.