leading effective, daily small-group reading instruction sessions in a LitLife elementary school.
over the course of an academic year in students’ abilities to establish and maintain a clear argument in support of a claim, from 26% to 81%, in a LitLife middle school.
who agree that “LitLife has positively impacted my school/district.” Result from 2015-2016 LitLife Client Survey.
“Being able to provide such stellar PD to my teachers is a special gift to my students. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to provide outstanding PD to grow their staff.”
—Donna Thomas, Principal, Highland Elementary School, Sanford, NC
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LITLIFE
WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS
“We have so valued our work with LitLife and our amazing consultant,
who has provided such a clear path for success through
both her vision and her strong, professional work ethic.
There is no more effective professional development than this.”
“LitLife helped me achieve goals with my students
that I did not think were obtainable.”
“LitLife enters a school prepared with three critical elements:
capacity for hearing and building off of the differentiated needs
of an individual school, a wealth of effective resources to
elevate instruction, and consultants who know how to help make it
all work together.”
– Head of School
“It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of
LitLife consultants on our school. The information that
they provide regarding best practices, their skill in
supporting the change process, and their ability to align and
document curriculum have resulted in not only improvements
to the literacy program, but also to our district’s approach to
– Professional Development Coordinator
“Consistent structures across the classrooms were
in place and students were involved in challenging discussions.
Kudos to your staff for planning out of the materials effectively!
In one instance the rapport between the teacher and her students
was so apparent that she allowed her students to push back on
her ideas with their own – and get her to revise her thinking!”
– Senior Director of School Achievement
“For the first time in 18 years of teaching reading,
I feel successful, like I’m finally getting it right!”
“LitLife not only updated us on the latest research on
balanced literacy approaches at the middle school level, but also
gave us an opportunity to reflect deeply on current practices,
and further align our curriculum to the new standards, especially in
the area of word study (language use).”
– Literacy Coach