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Chris Lehman

Chris, along with members of his team at The Educator Collaborative, consults and speaks on a wide range of topics, shaping each to the goals and needs of your school or organization.

While he is a professional development provider offering engaging one- and two-day workshops, the true heart and soul of his practice with educators is providing hands-on, in-classroom demonstrations and coaching.

This powerful and authentic professional study goes beyond the typical “content share” PD after-school session and is a deeper relationship with your school community: demonstration teaching live with your school’s students, group inquiries into the resulting student behaviors and work, coaching you and your colleagues while you study and enhance your own practice. Additionally, Chris works closely with school leaders on designing and supporting a plan of school growth anchored by best literacy practices.

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Based on availability, schools and organization can request individual workshops or develop a multi-day intensive relationship of anywhere from 5 to 10 days (or in some cases more) across the school year. Please submit an inquiry at

Chris’ areas of expertise include:

  • Understanding, teaching and assessing for the Common Core State Standards
  • Close reading instruction
  • Reading and writing workshop
  • Conferring and small group work
  • Genre studies (including narrative, informational, argument, and poetry reading and writing)
  • Research reading and writing
  • Content area literacy in science and social studies
  • Curriculum planning and cross-grade articulation
  • Literacy leadership and school wide growth
  • Literacy coaching methods and intensive multi-day coaching courses
  • Literacy program review

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Follow him on his twitter, @iChrisLehman, and his blog, and at his new organization




Christopher Lehman is an international speaker, education consultant and New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative, a think tank and educational consulting organization working to innovate the ways educators learn together. Falling in Love With Close Reading cover

His books include: Falling In Love With Close Reading with Kate RobertsEnergize Research Reading and WritingPathways to the Common Core with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth; and A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers. His articles and interviews have appeared in many publications and popular blogs including Voices in the Middle, SmartBrief, EdWeek, Choice Literacy and Talks with Teachers. 

Pathways to the Common Core

Chris has been a middle-school teacher; a high-school teacher; a literacy coach; and a Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. He now works with schools around the world as an independent consultant and frequent keynote speaker, supporting educators, coaches, and administrators in developing rigorous and passionate literacy instruction across content areas. 

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Reviving Disengaged Writers

A graduate of UW-Madison, Chris went on to receive his M.A. in Teaching at NYU and his Ed.M. in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to consulting and writing, he serves as an educational advisor to the National Center for Families Learning; an elected member of the NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee (2014-2018); is a Booksource Advocate; and serves as a project advisor on a joint NCTE/National Center for Literacy Education national education collaboration initiative.

Inquire About Services

If you would like to request more information on arranging in-school consulting or have Chris speak at your workshop/conference please visit his new think tank and consulting organization, The Educator Collaborative.

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The speaking and consulting inquiry form can be found at

Looking forward to connecting with you along your educational journey!

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