The red annotation is mine. When we teach lessons on reading, while we might model certain things readers do, we are clear that it’s about teaching them… Read more “#TeacherInspo: Nancy Atwell”
“Many prevailing narratives about [emergent bilinguals] focus on what they presume to lack […]. At the same time, some teachers and researchers have pushed for a frame… Read more “F*ck deficit perspective, Do Research”
Kylene Beers, Disrupting Thinking
The more capable readers are of compassion, the more likely it is that they will be able to read well. Compassion should sharpen the readers’ ability to see other points of view, other perspectives, and to imagine the feelings of those who hold them. It should enable readers to take, if only momentarily, the perspective of someone else and thus better understand motivations and thinking.
If you tell your students what to say and how to say it, you may never hear them, only the pale echoes of what they imagine you… Read more “Our vision as teachers”
I think it is so amazing to see that curriculum is being developed to support the students within schools. Too often, students of color are disenfranchised and… Read more “Cultural Competency Needed”
“…independence in the writing workshop is one of the most valuable skills we can teach our students. When students learn how to create and navigate their own… Read more “Teaching a Writing Workshop”