Challenged by a classroom full of silent, angry, and disengaged students, a teacher makes a promise and ignites student learning. Jyothi Bathina When I was hired to teach [...]
I’ve had some questions both here on the blog and in my classroom about the challenge of getting and keeping students engaged. Rigid discipline and strong armed [...]
Dwayne. He was my most memorable student in the South Bronx high school where I taught freshman and junior English nearly a decade ago. He was one of those kids that doesn’t [...]
Here in California, our teachers have been asked to adapt almost overnight to the new CAL TPA 2.0. As we prepare our interns and student teachers to master the new tasks, it [...]
Yesterday as I was wrapping up a class on content literacy writing strategies, one of my credential students raised his hand. I was in a great mood, having waxed eloquent on [...]
I’ve said this many times in many ways but I believe it bears repeating. The inescapable truth is that students don’t care for content the way teachers care for content. That [...]
I can’t stress enough how important it is to encourage student voice. When students are allowed to speak and to write their truth, they begin the process of introspection, [...]
came home furious the other day after class. It infuriates me when student teachers, who have barely entered a classroom, profess to already know everything there is to know [...]
How is it that we expect to command respect from a group of strangers who have never met us, know nothing about us, and very often want nothing to do with us or our content? [...]
The Literate Voices project is founded on the belief that all students learn best through finding and expressing their personal voice.
The Literate Voices project will celebrate the coming publication of two books of Sanger middle school and Visalia high school students’ narratives at a launch party 6-9 p.m. [...]
A wonderful project is nearing completion at a local school in Sanger. The students at Fairmont School have been working on building literacy through using personal narrative, [...]
Many years ago, when I was teaching at a small liberal arts college, and suggested introducing a course on literacy and diversity, I was immediately encouraged. Although this [...]
Literate Voices is an education and publishing non-profit dedicated to giving voice to those who have been silent.