Highlights from We Got This
I’ve attended 14 TCRWP summer institutes since I began my teaching career. I’ve learned countless things about becoming a better teacher of writers. Through the years, I’ve also learned which afternoon choice sessions fill up the fastest due to the topic, presenter, or both. For instance, I’ve learned to power-walk to any session Cornelius Minor is leading since nearly every session I’ve attended with Cornelius is standing-room only. While being smushed into a too-small room with lots of people isn’t my thing, I make an exception when I have the opportunity to listen to Cornelius present since he is an energetic, inspirational speaker.
So much work goes into listening. It does not start at the site of the conversation. It starts when you work toward creating the context for rich dialogue to happen. You need to create and maintain the kind of community that will help kids feel safe enough to be honest with you (2019, 81).
This giveaway is for a copy of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be. Thanks to Heinemann for donating a copy for one reader. (You must have a U.S. mailing address to win a print copy of this book.)
For a chance to win this copy of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be, please leave a comment about this or any blog post in this blog series by Friday, February 1st at 6:00 a.m. EDT. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner’s commenter number. His/her name will be announced at the bottom of this blog post no later than Sunday, February 3rd.
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