From time to time I receive really good questions from clients or friends of Jackson Consulting and I will start to share some of the questions and ask YOU to pose a question that you would like a response to here!

If you have a literacy or reform-related question, you can email it to or just post it in the comments section and I’ll make sure to answer it!

Here’s one recent question: Where is the most important place to start when coaching teachers in the classroom?

My response: It is critical to begin with classroom management, as that is the foundation of any good lesson – and good lessons can’t happen without it! So, if the teacher is struggling to manage behaviors work to define who/what/when/where/why of the behaviors that are dogging the teacher. If the teacher lacks routines, work alongside the teacher during lesson preparation and help the teacher understand what routines will support the students mastering the content.