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Chalk and Ink is a biweekly school year podcast that interviews teachers who write and writers who teach. Are you looking for inspiration to develop and deepen your writing and/or teaching practice? If so, then listen to the experts who make it their practice to become better writers and teachers every day. If you'd like to connect after listening, please find me on Twitter @KateNarita or visit my website www.katenarita.com Happy listening!

Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who Teach Kate Narita

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Chalk and Ink is a biweekly school year podcast that interviews teachers who write and writers who teach. Are you looking for inspiration to develop and deepen your writing and/or teaching practice? If so, then listen to the experts who make it their practice to become better writers and teachers every day. If you'd like to connect after listening, please find me on Twitter @KateNarita or visit my website www.katenarita.com Happy listening!

    Narwhals, Puppeteers, and Bush Planes with Brooke Hartman

    Narwhals, Puppeteers, and Bush Planes with Brooke Hartman

    Brooke Hartman talks about the power of social media, breaking through the fourth wall, and staying true to the original story.

    To prep for our next episode with Bronx author Janelle Harper, be sure to read her fabulous debut picture book, My Block Looks Like, which is illustrated by the incomparable Frank Morrison.


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    Praise Then Raise with Jen Gennari

    Praise Then Raise with Jen Gennari

    Jen Gennari, author of Muffled and My Mixed Up Berry-Blue Summer, talks about flagging filter words, personifying drafts, and cultivating artistic vision.

    To win a critique or a virtual author's visit, go to www.katenarita.com/podcast during the month of March and leave a comment on Jen's post saying which giveaway you'd like to win. Good luck!


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    Writing Matters with Gita Varadarajan

    Writing Matters with Gita Varadarajan

    In this episode with Gita Varadarajan we talk about national boundaries dissolving in the classroom, writing as therapy, and the power of writing partnerships.

    Gita is as delightful as her books Save Me a Seat and My Bindi, which a lucky listener can be eligible to win simply by sharing this episode on social media and tagging Gita and me.

    To prep for our next episode with Alaskan author Brooke Hartman, be sure to read one of her fabulous picture books such as The Littlest Airplane or Dream Flights on Arctic Nights.






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    Everything Depends on Relationships with Mk Smith Despres

    Everything Depends on Relationships with Mk Smith Despres

    Mk Smith Despres talks about all the different kinds of walks they take from the everything-is-the-worst walk, to the there’s-a-problem-in-the text walk, to the walking-with-the-kids walk.
    But most of all, this episode focuses on the importance of relationships–relationships with our editors, our students, and our writing process.

    You can preorder Mk Smith Despres' debut picture book from  Imaginary Bookshop or The Eric Carle Museum.

    To prep for our next episode with Gita Varadarajan, be sure to read her new picture book My Bindi and reread the fabulous novel she co-authored with Sarah Weeks, Save Me a Seat.


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    All Things Preschool with Susan Edwards Richmond and Rene Colato Lainez

    All Things Preschool with Susan Edwards Richmond and Rene Colato Lainez

    Earlier this fall, we had an all things kindergarten chat with Jyoti Rajan Gopal and Tina M. Cho. Today we talk about all things preschool with Susan Edwards Richmond and René Colato Laínez.
    We chat about classroom communities, differentiation in the classroom, and the importance of families.



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    Writing Is Like Painting with Kristy Acevedo

    Writing Is Like Painting with Kristy Acevedo

    Kristy Acevedo talks about how writing is like painting, writing with pens and pencils, and the importance of creating personal checklists.

    To prep for our next episode, grab a copy of Susan Edwards Richmond’s, Night Owl Night and René Colato Laínez’s We Play Soccer/Jugamos al fútbol. We’ll talk about these books along with their other amazing creations and we’ll celebrate the joy of early childhood communities.

    Happy listening!



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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Joyce Uglow ,

Listen to Grow Your Ink

Discover “Chalk & Ink” to expand your inner writer and enrich your instructional practices. You’ll grow your own ink while reaching and teaching the children in your care.

Cookininpennsy ,

The Intersection of Teaching and Writing

I appreciate the way Kate brings the worlds of teachers and writers into a singular podcast. Her questions are sharp and her follow-ups show her keen ability to listen and respond.

InAHollowTree ,

Great Show

I always appreciate the teaching and writing insights gained from this show. Kate is a sincere, thoughtful host who has introduced me to books and authors I might not have otherwise found were it not for Chalk and Ink.

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