Kim Dunbar, a SC middle school social studies educator, shares how she introduced historical fiction in her classroom to support student learning of content and background knowledge development.Read more "How I’m Surviving The Earthquake of 2019"
Lexington Hendricks, a South Carolina High School teacher, shares how you can ensure that your classroom libraries are accessible and culturally sustaining.Read more "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and the Classroom Library"
James Campbell, a South Carolina High School Spanish teacher, shares how his students questioned an element of culture and re-imagined a highly recognizable piece of Mexican culture.Read more "Lotería: The Reimagining"
Mr. Steven Jernigan, a South Carolina English Language Arts teacher, explores how pairing YA novels with the literature curriculum creates a more culturally sustaining and responsive classroom.Read more "Seeing Themselves in the Text: Exploring How Critical Literacy Aids in Student’s Examining Their Position in the Spaces They Occupy"
Antoinetta J. Rogers, a South Carolina High School English teacher, explores the impact of using the correct pronunciation of student names as a culturally responsive practice.Read more "What’s in a Name?"
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?"