Kim Yaris

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Kim Yaris has been working in education for over 27 years. After seven years as an elementary teacher, she left her own classroom to become a literacy staff developer. In this role, Kim shares and models reading and writing practices that help students grow to become strategic, confident, and passionate readers, writers, and thinkers. The co-author of Reading Wellness and Who’s Doing the Work?, Kim’s work with both students and teachers is guided by her commitment to increased student agency and proficiency in literacy. In addition to working as a staff developer, Kim teaches sixth and eighth grade English at the Pine School in Hobe Sound, Florida. 


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Presentation Titles: 

  • Who’s Doing the Work? Unteaching Learned Helplessness (Grades K–5)

  • Who’s Doing the Work? – Classroom Modeling (Grades K–5)

  • Leading Who’s Doing the Work?: Next Generation Balanced Literacy Instruction (Grades K–5 Administrators)

  • Reading Wellness: Teaching Students to Read for Deep Understanding (Grades K–5)

  • Jumpstarting Readers When They Plateau (Grades K–5)

  • Increasing Vocabulary--A Pathway to Deeper Comprehension

  • Improving Reading Proficiency through Small Group Instruction in Grades 4-8

  • Improving the Quality of Student Writing

  • Interactive Writing--A Pathway to More Proficient Writers in Grades 4-8

  • Classroom Demonstrations (Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading)

  • Classroom Coaching

  • Virtual Coaching of Teachers and/or Administrators

  • Online Class: Who’s Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More 

  • Curriculum Alignment/Development

  • Meeting Facilitation

  • Ongoing, Job-embedded Professional Learning