Laboratory school leaders can greatly influence reading achievement among students. In this light, the authors propose that school leaders, by becoming more aware of their own journey in becoming readers, are encouraged to strengthen reading programs in their own schools. Consequently, writing a memoir titled “My Life as a Reader” can be used to encourage reflection on becoming a reader. In this study, analysis of the memoirs of school leaders provided substantial evidence supporting the conclusion that experiences with books and interested adults greatly encourages eventual reading achievement. The subjects in this paper are school leaders; however, application of the strategies employed can be applied in a variety of settings such as school faculty meetings, college education classes, and parent involvement sessions.
Brinson, Doyle; Dwyer, Edward J.; Scott, Pamela H.; and Foley, Virginia
"Laboratory School Leaders Provide Support for Literacy,"
NALS Journal: Vol. 3:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/nals/vol3/iss1/1