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Kaufman's Coaching Corner
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
I hope your summer was restful, peaceful, and filled with all of the things you love most. I am very excited to embark on my 4th year as an Instructional Coach in Long Beach and I am thrilled to introduce this digital literacy newsletter to all of the Elementary faculty in the district. The role of the coach has evolved over the years. This year, the coaches will still have many curriculum and PD responsibilities, but we are happy to share that we will make the shift from more curricular to instructional responsibilities by working more directly with all of the grade levels over the course of the year. We look forward to collaborating in many various capacities. This year, our coaching focus will be on small group instruction. Most of our coaching will be student-centered in order to build the academic, social, emotional capacity of all students. We will be working with your grade levels during a school tri-mester. Think of the timeline as each report card marking period. We are looking forward to telling you more about this endeavor when we meet with your individual grade levels. Please know that as always, if you have questions concerning this shift, we are always here to help answer them! Here's to a wonderful year filled with wonder, curiosity, exploration, and lots of risk taking!
All my best,
I will be utilizing the website smore.com to create this online, interactive newsletter. Smore is a website that lets users design their own online flyers. With a free or paid Smore subscription, you can try using this tool with your students!