Kim Ferrari, a South Carolina High School English teacher, shares the way young adult literature, by Black authors, can provide a window into the experiences Black students face and how YA literature can be used by white teachers in their quest to learn more about their students and become allies.Read more "Truth Finding in Young Adult Literature"
Elizabeth McCauley McDonald, a South Carolina assistant principal, encourages teachers to hear beyond their emergent bilingual students’ accents, if one exists, and embrace student language and culture as knowledge wells to promote student growth.Read more "Are we Listening Beyond the Accent?"
Hannah Kottraba, a SC teacher, discusses how she used digital literacy to increase student and parent engagement and participation in an instructional unit.Read more "Breaking the Mold: Using Digital Literacy Outside the Traditional Classroom"
Scott Buhr, a South Carolina teacher, shares his experiences transitioning to eLearning and the way in which being a digital native has shaped the way he implements new literacies in the classroom.Read more "Quaranteaching: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore"
SC teacher Elinor Lister provides ways that teachers can create engaging and meaningful ways for teachers across content areas to implement reading and writing in the classroom.Read more "Do I Really Have To Read and Write?"
Mr. Jason McCauley shares the collective frustration as a result of social distancing faced by educators at all levels during the Coronavirus pandemic.Read more "The Trauma of Social Distancing"
Dr. Rachelle Savitz explores ways teachers can navigate their own trauma, as well as ways in which teachers can use literacy as a means to help students navigate their own trauma. Dr. Savitz provides teachers with four examples showing how to leverage literacy to speak to student trauma.Read more "What Can We Do To Support Our Students’ Trauma And Our Own During These Uncertain Times?"
South Carolina Teacher Kathleen Pennyway discusses how she utlizes Trauma Informed Pedagogies in her physical classroom and virtual classroom during Covid-19. Kathleen offers useful tips for teachers wondering how to center student experiences through a trauma informed lens.Read more "Trauma Informed Teaching During COVID-19: What the Virus has Taken from Us and How We Can Get It Back"
South Carolina Teacher Salena Davis explores the impact of Covid-19 and trauma on literacy in the virtual classroom. In addition she offers helpful tips to navigate the literacy challenges as students navigate their own trauma. She even provides tools she uses with her own students.Read more "Finding Your Literacy Sweet Spot"
Dr. Elizabeth Dutro explains provides insight on the impacts of trauma on both teachers and students. She discusses the ways teachers and students both bring trauma into classrooms and how teachers of literacy can leverage their experiences for meaningful learning.Read more "Beyond Teachers as Healers: Teachers, Students, and Reciprocal Care in Traumatic Times"