"Ruth guides me as I figure out the best way to teach students to write well." --Dan Gause, 5th grade teacher
Teaching writers is hard. Everyone can use some company on the journey.
My entire YouTube channel is dedicated to free video lessons for student writers. They are organized by grade levels, units, and topics (process, craft, and conventions). Your writing lesson plan might already be finished -- go find a lesson!
"Ruth Ayres is everything you want in a coach: she knows when to push, she can tell when you need to be lifted up, she has a knack for asking the right questions, and most importantly she cares tremendously about young writers. Ms. Ayres will coach you in a way that will help you become as good of a writing teacher as you desire to be." -- Colby Sharp, @colbysharp, 3rd grade teacher, The Yarn podcast, co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club
We can celebrate in the middle of the mess with a 3 step process.
Growing effective writers is messy work. After coaching in hundreds of classrooms, with teachers across the country, I've found a process to make teaching writers manageable.
Let's connect and together make teaching writers more manageable and enjoyable.
"Working with Ruth gives me a way to be a more reflective teacher. She always asks the right questions and gives me the right things to think about to push my thinking, while at the same time keeps me grounded." -- Franki Sibberson, @frankisibberson, 3rd grade teacher, author, speaker