Celebrate teachers and a joy of reading with The Book Love Foundation Podcast. Hosts Penny Kittle and Julia Torres and their guests help teachers develop a love of reading in their students. It is a show filled with information, inspiration, and book love.
The show focuses on the value of reading in a student s life when that child has access to books and skilled teachers who are committed to rich and rewarding reading lives for their students.
The show helps teachers learn to foster a love of reading by using book choice and independent reading to help a student s reading increase in volume, engagement, and complexity.
Teachers will learn from Penny Kittle, Julia Torres, past Book Love Foundation Award recipients, and Book Love Foundation friends like Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne, Kylene Beers, Tom Newkirk, and Kelly Gallagher and others as they share thinking and strategies around book love that they use in their own teaching.
Conversations cover classroom topics like book choice, independent reading, access to books, conferring, teacher collaboration, classroom libraries, reading workshop, that help teachers put reading at the center of their teaching.
The Book Love Foundation has one goal: to put books into the classrooms of teachers of teenagers. The Teacher Learning Sessions is honored to work on with Penny Kittle and Julia Torres to help the foundation meet that goal.
A conversation with author Laurie Halse Anderson about memoir writing, Season 5, Ep. 3 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
Listen in on a conversation between Denver librarian and Book Love Foundation board member Julia Torres as she talks to author Laurie Halse Anderson about memoir writing.
How we serve young Black people in American schools, Season 5, Ep. 2 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
In the second episode of the Book Love Foundation Podcast Season 5, Julia Torres talks to school librarian Edith Campbell about how young Black people are being served in American schools.
Being a school librarian during a pandemic #LibCollab, Season 5, Ep. 1 of the Book Love Foundation Podcast
In the first episode of the Book Love Foundation Podcast Season 5, Julia Torres talks to school librarians Julie Stivers and Kathryn Cole about the challenges and opportunities in their work during the pandemic and about their #LibCollab initiative.
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A Conversation with Namrata Tripathi and Randy Ribay, Season 4, Ep.5 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast
In this episode, Julia speaks with Namrata Tripathi Vice President and Publisher of Kokila books, an imprint that specializes in centering stories from the margins, and Randy Ribay, educator and author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, After the Shot Drops, and the highly acclaimed Patron Saints of Nothing.
Listen as the three of them talk all things books, publishing, education and the intersections between them.
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A Conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin, Season 4, Ep.4 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast
Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning. In this episode, Julia Torres holds a conversation with Liz Prather and Sarah Zerwin on their teaching journeys and ways to disrupt literacy instruction as we currently know it.
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A Conversation with Luz Yadira Herrera and Carla España, Season 4, Ep.3
Welcome to The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.
This podcast is amazing! I love hearing all of the enthusiasm for reading in HS. All HS teachers need to listen to this and truly reflect what we are teaching and students and why we are teaching it! Thank you Penny Kittle!
I chose this podcast as I have been a fan of Penny Kittle and her work with reading and literacy for years. I figured that anything she was willing to put out into the podcast world would be worth my time, and I was right! I chose this particular episode (Season 4, Episode 1) to listen to as I have seen Chad Everett speak several times at NERDCamp in MI – so a conversation involving his perspective is always inspiring and interesting as a former ELA teacher and now, administrator. Although this episode is a year old, originally being released in April of 2020, it’s [unfortunately] still applicable to today, as we are dealing with the pandemic and virtual and blended learning. Chad’s thoughts on equity and access when it comes to internet and device access are questions that have been at the core of my concerns as an educator through the pandemic and school building closures. His emphasis on knowing students and connecting with them and their families to help facilitate their learning as much as possible are ideas that can and should be implemented no matter if we find ourselves in a pandemic environment or not! A year + past when this episode was recorded, the ideas present in the conversation between Julie and Chad have been proven to be the reality for students and educators all over the United States. I feel very strongly that conversations like this one – where classroom teachers, administrators, librarians, and all other education professionals can sit down and talk openly about their concerns, strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for moving forward with education in times such as these. The focus these two put on being honest about how the pandemic and switching to distance learning really put a spotlight on the roles schools play for students is refreshing and a must-listen for educators!
Book Love Foundation supports students, and this podcast supports teachers!
The work that Penny Kittle and the Book Love Foundation is doing is invaluable. By putting books into the hands of students, they are making a difference in not just the academic standing of kids but their present and future lives. Penny facilitates such natural conversation with the teachers interviewed here. They tell beautiful and inspiring stories of how these books make a difference for their students and schools at large.