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Dedicated to Teachers

    The Value and Inequity of Identity Work with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai and Cornelius Minor

    The Value and Inequity of Identity Work with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai and Cornelius Minor

    This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re handing things over to Heinemann Fellow, Minjung Pai. This is the fifth episode in a mini-series by Min. We encourage you to go back and listen to previous episodes if you haven’t gotten the chance to hear them yet.

    Min teaches fifth and sixth grade in Los Angeles, California. She is committed to equity, inclusion, and progressive education. Min believes that collaboration is at the core of teaching – that working together with students, parents, and teachers can make a significant, powerful, and lasting impact.

    In today’s episode, Min sits down with Cornelius Minor. Cornelius is a well-known educator, Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and Heinemann author,best known for his book We Got This. Min and Cornelius talked about the core values of identity work, and how it informs their education practices…

    • 42 min
    Jennifer Serravallo on Responsive Reading Instruction

    Jennifer Serravallo on Responsive Reading Instruction

    Responsive reading instruction empowers us to design student centered learning experiences. How do we actually make this work without feeling overwhelmed by planning for the range of needs and goals in a given classroom?

    Today on the Heinemann podcast, we have a chance to explore this with New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Serravallo, author of The Writing Strategies Book and its predecessor, The Reading Strategies Book, which was reaching its fifth book birthday.

    We started off our conversation with a story about how one teacher's planning process finally clicked.

    • 18 min
    Libraries as Healing Spaces with Heinemann Fellow Julia Torres and Janet Damon

    Libraries as Healing Spaces with Heinemann Fellow Julia Torres and Janet Damon

    Today on the podcast we’re handing things over to Heinemann Fellow Julia Torres.

    Julia is a librarian within Denver public schools who works to make her library a place for students to seek answers to questions that intrigue and excite them, and to reignite a love of reading through developing rich, culturally and linguistically diverse reading lives.

    In this episode, Julia sits down with Janet Damon to talk about how libraries can be healing spaces.

    • 27 min
    Robert Kim and the School to Prison Pipeline

    Robert Kim and the School to Prison Pipeline

    When you think about court cases that have changed education, you probably think of the big ones, like Brown v. Board of Education. But what about the others?

     

    Recently, during a conversation at NCTE we spoke with Robert Kim about some of the lesser known, but just an impactful, Supreme Court cases that continue to shape our education system. Bob is an education policy expert and former civil rights lawyer, and most recently the author of Elevating Equity and Justice: 10 U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know.   

     

    In this conversation, we focused on Bob's time in Obama administration, and his work around discipline disparity that leads to the school to prison pipeline.

     

    • 9 min
    The Freedom of Genre Choice with Matt Glover and Carl Anderson

    The Freedom of Genre Choice with Matt Glover and Carl Anderson

    Today on the podcast we have an special conversation hosted by author Carl Anderson with his longtime friend and colleague, author Matt Glover.

    In Matt’s recent book Craft and Process Studies: Units That Provide Writers with Choice of Genre, he argues that focusing on craft and process teaches students important writing skills while also providing more opportunities for choice of genre. And when students pick their own genre, they become more invested and engage in their work.

    • 34 min
    Moving Past Writing Road Blocks with Marty Brandt and Tom Newkirk

    Moving Past Writing Road Blocks with Marty Brandt and Tom Newkirk

    Do you ever hit road blocks when you’re teaching writing?

    Today on the podcast we’re happy to welcome authors Martin Brandt and Tom Newkirk. Marty is most recently the author of Between the Commas: Sentence Instruction that Builds Confident Writers (and Writing Teachers). In addition to authoring numerous Heinemann titles himself, Tom is also the editor of Between the Commas.

    In this special interview, Marty and Tom talk about some of the common problems writing teachers find themselves up against, and creative solutions to move past them.

    • 27 min

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