Practical Professional Learning Designed to Inspire Growth
YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE
Or Can You?
I’m Ruth Ayres, a speaker, three-time author, and instructional influencer. Supporting teachers grew from instructional coaching to writing to becoming the editor in chief of Choice Literacy and the director of The Lead Learners.
I provide professional learning that leaves participants feeling understood, equipped, and energized. I work with schools throughout the United States. Topics I discuss resonate with teachers because despite their complexity, they are approached with authenticity.
Topics include teaching writers, overcoming hardships, and building confidence in instructional influencers.
Engaging Writers (Especially those who are hard-to-reach)
UNDERSTANDING THE WAYS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA EFFECTS LITERACY INSTRUCTION
giving writers feedback
individualizing the writing process
developing skills and confidence as a teacher leader
BUILDING RAPPORT AND ROUTINES AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL COACH
How We Know For Sure
Your school staff will thank you for hiring Ruth.
Ruth Ayres’ love of writing and children is evident with her heartfelt session. She explains why writing is challenging for kids of trauma and how we as educators can draw good writing from our students. Her years as a teacher give her strong background knowledge along with her witty humor, make professional development a joy. It was also helpful that she’s worked with all levels of students and could relate to everyone. Staff members enjoyed her sessions and have requested she come back again.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, EAST NOBLE SCHOOLS
Ruth guides me as I figure out the best way to teach students to write well.
5th Grade Teacher
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.”
Teacher. Reader. Writer.