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"Literacy Leadership" The Learning Ally Podcast with Dr. Terrie Noland, CALP

"Literacy Leadership" The Learning Ally Podcast with Dr. Terrie Noland, CALP

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We are growing a community of educators dedicated to literacy leadership. Our mission is simple: to smash the literacy gap by applying evidence-based reading practices to all grades and all stages of a student's reading journey, effectively influencing up, down, and sideways to drive the best outcomes for all. This is a place where educators empower each other through relationship building, storytelling, vulnerability, and intentionality. We believe that when educators are empowered, students succeed.
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Literacy Leaders Know What it Takes for Transformation
In this episode Dr. Noland dives into what the word "transformation" means. "When we're talking about aligning to the Science of Reading, advancing literacy outcomes and transforming, we need to think differently. We are changing the form from where we are today, to where we want to be, and how we want it to look different." In order for transformation to occur in literacy by aligning to the Science of Reading, literacy leaders need to be on the same page. Join us on this journey towards greater literacy leadership!  This podcast episode was produced, engineered, and edited by Elizabeth Zwerg and Eleanor Cotton. 
September 13, 2022
Literacy Leaders Have Visual Reminders
What do a pencil sharpener, white board, playground, bulletin board, and desk have in common? These items are all commonly found in classrooms and schools, however they can also serve as visual reminders of our purpose in education and reduce cognitive load on our brains. Dr. Terrie Noland guides us through how these common classroom items can serve as visual representations of our collective "why."  This podcast episode was produced, edited, and engineered by Elizabeth Zwerg and Eleanor Cotton. 
August 30, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know How to Solve for the Great Resignation
This week, Dr. Terrie Noland discusses "The Great Resignation." "You know it's out there. We have seen this global issue of people moving in their jobs, leaving their jobs, quitting their jobs. We've seen it in education as well. There's not a teacher shortage. We still have teachers. We've still got the same number of teachers  out there, they're just not in the classroom. It's not a teacher shortage. We  have a feeling valued, shortage. Feeling needed, shortage. Feeling relevant, feeling important, feeling equipped and not overwhelmed shortage. You've probably heard this saying people don't quit their job, they quit their boss. I also want to think about it like this, people don't quit their job, they quit the system."  Podcast edited, produced, and engineered by Elizabeth Zwerg. 
August 23, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know How to Deal with Difficult People
We've all been in a situation where we thought, "Wow! That person is difficult." In this episode, Dr. Terrie Noland challenges us to take a different approach to people who may appear "difficult." "Lead people according to their dreams. Coach people, according to their weaknesses. Mentor people according to their potential. Delegate according to their strengths. Relate to people according to their personalities." If we do those things, we won't see difficult people in our path. This powerful quote by John Maxwell is front and center in this week's episode as we shift perceptions on the people we interact with. Join us in the continued journey of literacy leadership. 
August 16, 2022
Literacy Leaders Believe in 6 Possible Things
Lewis Carroll wrote, “Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." In this episode, Dr. Noland challenges you to turn the "impossible" into "possible.” Literacy leaders around the world are leading the way toward transformational change in literacy instruction. “You’re the ones carrying the torch, lighting the path, walking the halls, and reminding educators what we need to do for evidence-based practices of teaching, according to what the science says.”
August 09, 2022
Literacy Leaders are Hand Raisers
When you see a raised hand, what words come to your mind? Curiosity? Vulnerability? Courage? Leadership? Engagement?  In this episode, Dr. Noland will discuss the importance of hand raising as literacy leaders. "Hand raising is about having a spirit within you that says I am willing to step my foot forward when it's uncomfortable. As literacy leaders, we need to be ones that are hand raisers. We are the go getters. We are the ones that forge the trail sometimes. Our passion is literacy outcomes. Our passion is transforming our world." Let's learn how to confidently and boldly raise our hands together. 
August 02, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know About the Societal Impacts of Reading Rates
In this dynamic conversation, Dr. John Wyble and Dr. Terrie Noland sit down to discuss the societal impacts of reading rates. In this episode the discussion centers around how the Center for Literacy and Learning are tackling these issues by bringing together cross-functional educational stakeholders. An increased awareness and education on the impacts of reading rates has created a grassroots mobilization effort in Louisiana. "It's going to start with bringing parents, educators, businesses, entrepreneurs, together, legislators, to be able to make impacts in improving literacy rates, because there is no greater societal impact at stake" says Dr. Terrie Noland.   About our guest, Dr. John Wyble:  Dr. John Wyble is an accomplished, nationally certified executive with more than 28 years of service as an advocate for education, healthcare, quality of life, and economic independence for all citizens. As a leader, strategist, and collaborator, Dr. Wyble brings diverse experience and has demonstrated success leading complex organizations to sustained and strategic growth. His expertise includes executive leadership, organizational growth and development, building collaborations and alliances, and governmental advocacy. As President & CEO of The Center for Literacy & Learning, Dr. Wyble is bringing forward an aggressive vision where all students are provided a strong foundation for lifelong learning through literacy comprehension and fluency, beginning with quality programming and support in early childhood development. His vision, leadership, and genuine regard and care for all people are core strengths that distinguish him as a consummate professional. Dr. Wyble has created, expanded, and led organizations on national, state, and local levels. He has worked for more than 20 years in governmental advocacy in Washington, DC, Baton Rouge, La, and many states across the country. In 2009, he founded Leadership Concepts with a mission to help organizations and individuals who do good….do good BETTER.
July 26, 2022
Literacy Leaders Belong to a Community (Part 2 of 2)
In the second part of this two-part series, we dive deep into the last five of eight reasons why belonging to a community is as essential, vital, and integral to our lives as the air we breathe. We all are part of many different communities, even if we don't realize it. Being part of a literacy leadership community is an essential component of our educational journey. "We are here for the advancement of literacy for our kids, and we can't do it alone. Community is so important. It's the foundation for what we do in education and it's only through other people that we're going to make a change in literacy." Join the Learning Ally Educator Community here: Follow us on Instagram @learning_ally_edcommunity
July 19, 2022
Literacy Leaders Belong to a Community (Part 1 of 2)
In the first part of this two-part series, we dive deep into the first three of eight reasons why belonging to a community is as essential, vital, and integral to our lives as the air we breathe. We all are part of many different communities, even if we don't realize it. Being part of a literacy leadership community is an essential component of our educational journey. "We are here for the advancement of literacy for our kids, and we can't do it alone. Community is so important. It's it's the foundation for what we do in education and it's only through other people that we're going to make a change in literacy."  Join the Learning Ally Educator Community here: Follow us on Instagram @learning_ally_edcommunity
July 12, 2022
Literacy Leaders do a Reset
Sometimes when we go on a journey we forget why we started the journey in the first place. This episode is all about doing a reset on why you need the Learning Ally Literacy Leadership Podcast in your life.  We dive into the reason why this Podcast was started and why this journey is critical.  A reset seems fitting as the big box store shelves are filling up with school supplies. Not only should you commit to the journey, you should bring your friends along with us.
July 05, 2022
Literacy Leaders Leave Notes
There are tiny moves that leaders can execute on that will separate them from the crowd. One of those tiny moves is to leave notes.  Yes, that’s right! Leave notes to recognize, appreciate and honor someone else. This podcast discusses 4 easy steps to being an effective note-writer and leaves you with an understanding of the power of a single note.  If you love this podcast, leave us a note!  Twitter: @learning_ally Instagram: @learning_ally_edcommunity
June 21, 2022
Literacy Leaders Listen, Learn, and Lead
As literacy leaders, we need to consistently assess and reassess what makes others thirsty for knowledge. Let's be like scientists as literacy leaders as we follow the science behind best practices in literacy instruction.This podcast recaps the theme of the 7th annual virtual Spotlight on Dyslexia Conference; Listen, Learn, Lead. My hope is that you will find inspiration in this episode - inspiration to elevate ourselves and those around us. 
June 14, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know About the Impact of ACES and Trauma
This week we bring on a special guest, Coach Jae, to dive into a topic that is critical to every student and every educator. We must know how to handle our own trauma to model good healthy coping skills to our students. Collect this game code for Spotlight on Dyslexia: #bettertogether
June 07, 2022
Literacy Leaders Review Their Year
The most effective thing that any Literacy Leader can do is to spend time reviewing their year.  This podcast lays out 6 steps on how to explicitly complete a year in review. The bad news is that it will be messy the first year, the beautiful news is that it will get better and easier and more fulfilling year after year.  Also, when you complete a year in review, you set yourself with a competitive edge as a Literacy Leader.
May 31, 2022
Literacy Leaders Are Self-Aware
 Dr. Jeff King says that 95% of people believe they are self-aware, but only 5-10% actually are".  Are you a self aware leader. There are three ways to determine if you are a self aware leader that if put in place can help advance your influence and impact as a transformative literacy leader.
May 17, 2022
Literacy Leaders Resource Students to Be (Summer) Vacation Voyagers
We know what the stats say about Summer Learning Loss and Summer Slide. The evidence is clear; however, I want to reframe how we think about these facts. I want to reframe the summer reading list, I want to reframe it ALL!  Reading in the summer can be more than tackling a list, it can be about taking a Vacation Voyage.
May 10, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know How to Dismantle the "I'm Just a Teacher" Mantra (Part 2 of 2)
What does "just a lot of grace and a little growl" have to do with Teacher Appreciation? Dr. Noland dives into how we can begin to craft a new narrative around the teaching profession in the second part of this podcast series. "Hold this profession in such high regard. Honor it. Treasure it. Sometimes, you may need a little growl, but give yourself a lot of grace." These episodes were inspired by Dr. Noland's recent webinar titled, "How to Stop the “I’m Just a Teacher” Mantra That Fuels Burnout."
May 03, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know How to Dismantle the "I'm Just a Teacher" Mantra (Part 1 of 2)
We're kicking off Teacher Appreciation Week early because we know educators need love, support, and recognition all the time. Let the donuts and goodies coming your way soon for teacher appreciation fill your bellies and we hope this 2-part podcast will feed your soul. These episodes were inspired by Dr. Noland's recent webinar titled, "How to Stop the “I’m Just a Teacher” Mantra That Fuels Burnout."
April 26, 2022
Literacy Leaders Should Know These Things About Military Children
This podcast is near and dear to my heart because of three very special guests. In recognition of Month of the Military Child, I thought it would be important to have educators hear about the unique experiences of military connected children and learn some tips and tricks that could be beneficial for providing a community of support in some very difficult and exciting times. My first instinct was to tell the stories of my children since we are a military family; however, I knew I could never tell their stories the way they could. That’s why you will hear directly from Zack, Makenzie and Cy as they share about life in school as military children. Simple ideas such as a star on a map, or drilling in to exactly what a student does about times tables or recognizing drawings or writings from military children are ideas that come up in this podcast. The beauty of this podcast is that so much of what is discussed can be applied to so many children.
April 19, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know How to Clarify the Role of Librarians
What comes to your mind when you hear the word,"library?" In honor of National Library Week, this episode tackles how librarians advocate for literacy representation, social justice issues, and highlights the fundamental ways librarians bring value to their school communities. The role of a school librarian is vast, their power and influence immense, and partnership with educators invaluable. Join us on this literacy leadership journey!
April 12, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know These 10 Things About Spotlight on Dyslexia
Proud mama moment and you are cordially invited to attend the celebration! Learning Ally's Spotlight on Dyslexia conference turns 7 years old this year. This podcast will give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on one of the largest virtual conferences in the education space. You will be pleasantly surprised to hear about the 10 things that everyone needs to know about this conference.  I can't wait to see you there.  Register Today
April 05, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know The Power Of A Book
Have you ever been emotionally changed by a book?  A single book that could reach your insides when the world only sees your outsides? This podcast will motivate you to understand the power of a single book and why it's so important to find that book for EVERY child. 
March 29, 2022
Literacy Leaders Make The Most Of Their Mistakes
Do you realize that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day? Wouldn't it make sense that not all 35,000 decisions are going to be good ones? This podcast reveals 10 things we need to know about making mistakes that will set us apart as Literacy Leaders and advance best practices. 
March 22, 2022
Literacy Leaders Are Creators
Are you creative? Many people will answer "no" to that question. This podcast will challenge your thinking about what it means to be creative. Being creative doesn't lie solely in art or music or dance. Being creative means that your mind is open to possibilities and to thinking differently. As Literacy Leaders, we have an abundance of ways to be creative to advance evidence-based literacy practices in our environments.  Let's create schools and districts that are leading the charge toward transformative change. 
February 15, 2022
Literacy Leaders Need to Think Like Scientists
Do you realize that scientists think a certain way? A scientist looks for new evidence, is willing to accept the results of that evidence, and uses that evidence to make informed decisions. As Literacy Leaders, it is crucial that we think like scientists when it comes to reading instruction. We have to be willing to be disturbed as Margaret Wheatley says and accept what evidence tells us. This podcast will help you begin to think like a scientist and understand the words of George Bernard Shaw, "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." 
February 08, 2022
Literacy Leaders are Readers
You've heard this phrase many times before; however, I bet you haven't heard it like this before. In this episode, you will hear about how Literacy Leaders should always be reading something, but the episode doesn't stop there. You will also learn four other ways that Literacy Leaders should be readers.  Let's push our thinking once again! 
February 01, 2022
Literacy Leaders Give Encouragement & Need Encouragement
Did you know that Walt Whitman received a letter of encouragement from Ralph Waldo Emerson at the beginning of his career? Encouragement is a power-packed tool that keeps people moving and makes people better. This podcast will lay out 4 ways to be a great encourager. Stick around to the end, because as much as Literacy Leaders give encouragement, you need your bucket filled. 
January 24, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know the Power of a Person's Name
Do you realize that a child's name is most likely the first word they will ever read? Dale Carnegie said, "A person's name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language."  In this episode, we will dig into the importance of names, how to use names, how to remember names, and what names can do to strengthen cultures in classrooms and schools. 
January 18, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know the Difference Between Goals and Growth
In education, goals tend to cloud our thinking so much that we forget about the necessity of growth. This podcast episode will lead you through some thinking about the importance of goals in a journey. We often overestimate the goal so much that we underestimate the journey.  Join me as we grow together. 
January 10, 2022
Literacy Leaders Know The Critical Contribution of the Sentence to Reading Comprehension (Part 2)
Sounds the bells!  This podcast features the great Nancy Hennessey. Nancy brings her expertise, knowledge, and wisdom to explore the complexity of comprehension and the role of syntax and sentences in extracting and constructing meaning from text. The informed educators understand that syntax is a vehicle for conveying meaning. Learn how it provides the structure for organizing words, phrases, and clauses into the sentences that transport ideas and ultimately, add up to the text itself. Finally, consider explicit instructional strategies and activities for developing sentence comprehension whether reading by eye or ear. Part 2 of a 2 part series.
December 20, 2021
Literacy Leaders Know The Critical Contribution of the Sentence to Reading Comprehension (Part 1)
Sounds the bells!  This podcast features the great Nancy Hennessey. Nancy brings her expertise, knowledge, and wisdom to explore the complexity of comprehension and the role of syntax and sentences in extracting and constructing meaning from text. The informed educators understand that syntax is a vehicle for conveying meaning. Learn how it provides the structure for organizing words, phrases, and clauses into the sentences that transport ideas and ultimately, add up to the text itself. Finally, consider explicit instructional strategies and activities for developing sentence comprehension whether reading by eye or ear. Part 1 of a 2 part series. 
December 15, 2021
Literacy Leaders Know the Powerful Factor of Culture
Culture is one of the most powerful factors in a school or district. Culture is more powerful than programs, curriculums, initiatives, or visions. John Maxwell says, "Culture eats vision for lunch." In this podcast, I will share two categories to consider when building a Literacy culture in your school or district: 1) Behaviors 2) Resources. And remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "What you do speaks so loudly I can't hear what you are saying." 
December 08, 2021
Literacy Leaders Know How To Show Up
On the Sunday night following Thanksgiving week, I became sad that Monday morning was about to roll around.  I didn't want to face what was coming my way.  I wanted more time.  Education is too heavy right now.  I'm too weary.   Are you with me?  I know you are because I know the landscape and I know the struggles; however, I also know what it means to Show Up the Right Way every day. This podcast shares 3 ways to show up being the best Literacy Leader possible when the going gets tough, and well let's face it, when the stress of the day makes my hair and face look a little rough! 
November 30, 2021
Literacy Leaders Know How to Influence in the Science of Reading
This Podcast is the culmination of a couple of things I've seen, heard, and experienced in the last several years.  First, I have talked to educators that understand what it means to teach students to read according to what the research tells us; however, they feel like they have no influence with others.  Second, I have seen highly charged interactions on social media when someone understands reading in a different way.  These highly charged interactions come with negative comments and I would imagine clenched fists; however, that is no way to influence someone. This podcast will describe 4 different scenarios in which you can influence up, down, and sideways. In addition, I will share 10 factors that will create influential environments that move toward shared goals and positive change.  I wish every educator I have talked to over the past 15 years could listen to this!  Please share to help spread the movement around influencing others according to what we know from the research. 
November 16, 2021
Literacy Leaders "Get" Early Literacy
This podcast is for Literacy Leaders of ALL grade levels. When you see the term "Early LIteracy" those in 3rd - 12th grade might hit the skip button, but I assure you that you don't want to do that!  Early Literacy is critical for the overall health of our schools and the overall health of our students. In this podcast, I talk about the importance of creating word feasts and not word famines. You won't want to dawdle or be lackadaisical about listening to this one.  
November 08, 2021
Literacy Leaders Get Down to Business and Stop the Busy"ness"
This Podcast may not apply to you but let me tell you, it applies to me!!  When I dug into this topic, I had no idea that busy"ness" had cultural implications. I'm a culprit and needed to hear my own message today.  In this Podcast, I share 3 truths about busy"ness, and follow that up with 5 Ways to Combat busy"ness". 
October 25, 2021
Literacy Leaders Place High Value on Their Role
Are you like me?  Have you been embarrassed at any point in your career to tell others that you are an educator? Do you feel that other professions have more value than yours? If you feel like any of these things are true, then listen to this Podcast and get the oomph in your sails that you need. Being an educator isn't just because the kids are worth it, being an educator is because YOU are worth it! 
October 18, 2021
Literacy Leaders Seek Out Thinking Partners
If you only surround yourself with people like you, you will just get more of YOU!  That may not be a bad thing, but what if you surrounded yourself with people that thought differently than you, spurred your thinking, and pushed you to the outer limits of your creativity? Then, we would get a better version of you! Our students deserve a better version of you. 
October 12, 2021
Literacy Leaders Get Over Guilt or Let it Drive Them
Did you know that there is a problem in education that has not really gotten much attention?  A problem that resides in the heart and mind of educators everywhere. This problem is fueled by a feeling, a feeling of guilt.  This podcast will dive into the untapped area of research around guilt in education and give freedom to those of you that might have the same feeling but aren't sure what to do about it. 
October 04, 2021
Literacy Leaders Fail Fast and Fail Forward
"I hope you fail."  This is probably a very strange statement and it might even be a little hurtful.  Listen to this podcast to know why this statement is a vital part of being a Literacy Leader.  Well, let's be honest. It's a vital part of life.  You will learn how to reframe your thinking about failure and even begin to understand that failure is not the opposite of success - it's a critical and crucial part of success. 
September 27, 2021
Literacy Leaders Let Go, Give Their Best and Are Satisfied
This podcast is not about giving up your literacy leadership efforts.  Our children need you! This podcast is about understanding our best, knowing that there are days we will be beaten, and knowing how to be a builder. 
September 20, 2021
Literacy Leaders Build Relationships
I love a good framework!  How about you?  This podcast will give you a framework to help you think about your relationships as a Literacy Leader AND help to relieve some weariness that comes with relationship development. 
September 15, 2021
Literacy Leaders Tell & Use Stories
Plato said, "Those who tell stories rule society". His words ring true today. Stories captivate the heart and soul of individuals and connect individuals together. This episode is all about the magic of storytelling when it comes to being a Literacy Leader. Always know that you have a story to tell! AND...... you will understand why we should all say, "Let's have a parade!" 
September 07, 2021
Literacy Leaders Use Audiobooks (And Bust the Myths Around Them)
For 15 years I've heard the same myths about audiobooks.  I've heard the reasons why not to use them.  Why it's cheating. Why they don't work.  Today, I decided that my 15 years of telling and sharing and educating over and over again should be pulled together in this podcast.  This is what I've learned over the years.  I never want another child to say, "I hate school".  Join me on this mission to smash the literacy divide. 
August 25, 2021
Literacy Leaders Believe in Students and in Themselves
We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intent.  It's our human nature to judge.  This podcast will disrupt the judging mindset and equip you with a foolproof strategy to place a high value on every person and be their belief builder! 
August 23, 2021
LIteracy Leaders Anticipate Change
Recent articles, conversations, tweets, and posts were the driving force behind this podcast. I've been hearing so much about change. New administrators, new staff, new teachers, new rooms, new subjects, etc., and sometimes the swift and constant change that happens in education can get burdensome and weigh heavy on the shoulders. This podcast gives you permission to evaluate how you feel about change. 
August 10, 2021
Literacy Leaders Build Trust (Part 2)
Building trust as a Literacy Leader is BIG- so big that it takes two episodes to discuss. When you hear the components of character that build trust, it will make so much sense! Lead Big and develop trust with those around you. 
August 02, 2021
Literacy Leaders Build Trust
This Podcast is the first in a two part series on TRUST.  The single greatest factor in a relationship is trust.  As Literacy Leaders we need to be working hard, on a very consistent basis, to build trust with others.  There are some very practical tips in here on how to build trust. 
July 26, 2021
Literacy Leaders Challenge Deficit Thinking
Get out your physical whiteboard or your visual whiteboard in your head because this episode comes with a good old-fashioned T Chart about changing our language from deficit thinking to Values-Based, Worth Thinking. I'm challenging myself to place the right words in my mouth that lead the way for value and worth.  Everyone is a 10! 
July 19, 2021
Literacy Leaders Ask Themselves Great Questions
This is part 2 of a two-part series of asking questions. This episode is all about asking ourselves great questions. The need to look in the mirror and examine ourselves. I will share three areas that make for a great leader and the questions we can ask around those areas! You, my friend, are worth following. 
July 12, 2021
Literacy Leaders Ask Great Questions
This episode is the first in a two-part series on asking great questions that transform and unlock learning for the person on the other side of us.  We all need to fine-tune our questioning ability to unleash human connection and "plus" the other person and the idea. 
June 28, 2021
Planning & Preparation in Literacy Leadership
I know what you are doing right now as school is coming to an end.  I know that you have big eyes and a big vision about what you will accomplish this summer and your mind is swirling about back to school.  This episode will help to tame those unattainable goals for the summer and provide you clarity of thought heading into the next school year. And...... you get an assignment.  You may think it will sound easy, but it's actually one of the most difficult things for us educators to do. 
June 15, 2021
Spotlight on Dyslexia 2021 Reflections
Terrie will discuss her takeaways from the Spotlight on Dyslexia 2021 virtual conference.  One takeaway might be unexpected!  She will dive into some overall reflections and some very discrete reflections.  Stay Curious and dive into this episode to see if you are intrigued to learn again, continue learning, or start learning. 
June 07, 2021
Communication in Literacy Leadership
You don't get to decide if you are communicating effectively- the person on the other side of you does.  Listen to the "I Believe" statements about Literacy Leadership and how to communicate those statements effectively. 
June 02, 2021
L.I.E. in Literacy Leadership
Leading doesn't mean you lead only when you have a position of authority or when it's convenient.  Leading is by taking playground duty and lunch duty, not out of obligation, out of devotion!  Understand the lies that we have learned about leadership and why it is important to Lead In Everything. 
May 24, 2021
Mindshift in Literacy Leadership
We must move from a ME to WE mindset in education.  The concept of collective efficacy produces significant outcomes for students.  This podcast dives into why every student needs a crowd of educators and advocates shouting "We Believe". 
May 17, 2021
Recognition in Literacy Leadership
I'm recognizing you right now!  Recognition is critical to advance the behaviors you want to see. Did you know that 1 minute spent on recognizing behavior equals 100 minutes of initiative in return. 
May 10, 2021
The Future Belongs To Those That Are Curious - Spotlight on Dyslexia 2021
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May 07, 2021
Grit in Literacy Leadership
There are no two excellent days of leadership/teaching/coaching back to back. These peaks and valleys are gifts.  In fact, you wouldn’t even be able to recognize an excellent day if you didn’t have some crummy ones to compare against. So, what does this have to do with “grit?” This week we’ll be talking about: Training our brains to have grit and resilience as an educator Tactics to help you dust yourself off after a tough day (or week...or month…)
May 03, 2021
Values in Literacy Leadership
Values, Values, Values!  It's something that is the fabric of who we are but we don't think about our values too much!  Our values change over time so putting a spotlight on our own values from time to time is a healthy exercise. Spend 20 minutes with Terrie identifying your values and understanding how you can ADD value to those around you!
April 26, 2021
Vision in Literacy Leadership
It's all about VISION this week.  Dig deep with Terrie Noland, PhD, CALP and understand how true visionaries imagine a future state and know how to rally a team to (1) Test, (2) Fail, (3) Learn, (4) Improve and (5) Re-enter.  Vision doesn't mean perfection.  It means understanding how to work toward lofty goals. 
April 20, 2021
Growth in Literacy Leadership
Join Terrie Noland, PhD, CALP as she thinks about personal growth this week. Terrie shares a favorite quote about personal growth: "It's what you learn after you know it all that matters!" Learn more about Terrie's personal quest to grow and learn every day and how YOU can make sure you learn after you "know it all".
April 12, 2021
Proximity and Literacy Leadership
Join Terrie Noland, PhD, CALP to explore proximity. Do you realize that you are the sum of the people that are closest to you?  Your thinking, your behaviors, and your knowledge will never get bigger than the people that are closest to you in a particular area. If you want to lead big, you need to make sure that you are placing yourself in the proximity of individuals that make your sum total grow and flourish!
April 05, 2021
Courage in Literacy Leadership
Join Terrie Noland, PhD, CALP to talk about being courageous literacy leaders. This week is all about finding the courage to acknowledge that we don't know it all--and that's okay! Let's figure out what we don't know and then move forward, together!
April 01, 2021
Let's talk about Literacy Leadership.
Welcome to the first episode of The Learning Ally Educator Community Podcast! Get to know your pod host, Terrie Noland, PhD, CALP, and learn more about Literacy Leadership and why it is so critical. 
March 29, 2021