Dr. Leslie D. Roberts, an assistant professor of reading at Georgia Southern University, shares ways that educators can motivate and engage readers in literacy practices in the classroom. This post even provides a list of suggestions to promote life-long reading habits.Read more "Motivating and Engaging Readers in Literacy Practices in the Classroom"
Charlene Aldrich explores whether student motivation precedes engagement or whether engagement precedes motivation in this post. She also discusses the importance of rigorous texts in increasing student literacy engagement and motivation, along with the impact of open-ended questions.Read more "Which Came First – Motivation or Engagement?"
Ms. Kim Ferrari, a South Carolina ELA teacher, shares how she fosters student love of reading through “book tastings” that she holds at the beginning of the school year to help students make connections to book genres.Read more "Fostering a Love of Reading"
Nikki Griffin, a North Carolina High School Social Studies teacher, describes her transformation to becoming an anti-racist teacher and shares videos she created as a result of embracing being anti-racist.Read more "Don’t Be Afraid to be Anti-Racist"
Samantha Rainwater, a South Carolina high school English teacher, discusses the impact of language objectives as teachers implement disciplinary literacy in the classroom.Read more "Supercharging our Content Teaching with Language Objectives"
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?"