For the last few days, I have had the privilege of attending the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. While there were many colleagues and friends who shared the experience, I know many others couldn’t attend. I’m sure there are others who will share in the upcoming weeks, but for now, in somewhat of a post-convention haze, I’m scrolling through my notes and pulling out some of my favorite quotes and ideas from my experiences.
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As we think about our implicit biases, maybe the most important thing is that we increase our awareness and act from a place of humility and reflection– with a willingness to take a look at parts of our belief systems and behaviors that are uncomfortable, at best. When we know better, we do better. And isn’t that the goal?
While we have to ask ourselves questions about where books fit into our curriculum and how books support mindsets, now, more than ever, we should be asking how the books we use promote social justice and cultural awareness. These questions do not apply only to the books we offer students to read, but also the books we use to teach students to write.
Here’s a peek at the dates and times three members of our co-author team will be presenting at NCTE this weekend.
Already, NCTE seems like a long time ago. However, as I reread my notes and think about some of the lasting learning, I have more to share! Vocabulary Matters was a great session!
Three words that can change a student’s life forever.
Take a sneak peek at our NCTE presentation. We hope to see you there!
We’re sharing our presentations from NCTE with you, along with quotes I jotted down from a variety of authors and literacy leaders. ALSO, take a peek at some photos from our Slicer Dinner.
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We are excited to present at #NCTE14 this year. Come check out our session G.07, Saturday at 9:30!
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Happy National Day on Writing!
Here is a Sneak Peek at our NCTE Presentation.
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Sharing some classroom ideas about poetry from Maureen Barbieri, Georgia Heard, Linda Rief, Tom Romano, and Joyce Sidman.