Welcome to Episode 3 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.
Episode 3 Show notes
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Applications were due on March 1, and this year we received 140 from across the United States and Canada. I’ve only just begun reading them and sorting them for my board members, but I already know we haven’t raised enough money to fund all of the deserving teachers who have applied. Can you help us reach potential donors? Send a link to our podcasts to people you know and encourage them to help us with this mission. Help us bring the joy of reading to more teenagers. Help us create a love of reading in every school. Help teachers build reading lives that last.
Dr. Kim Parker currently teaches grades 10-12 English and Writing at Cambridge, Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, MA. She blogs about her literacy work with underserved young people at www.classroomlinernotes.wordpress.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @TchKimPossible and email: email@example.com
Jennifer Brinkmeyer teaches Reading Strategies and English 9 at Iowa City High School and serves as language arts curriculum coordinator for the district. In 2014, she received UChicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. She regularly presents at Iowa Council Teachers of English conferences. You can also follow her on Twitter @jjbrinkmeyer and email: Brinkmeyer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Kelley teaches 8th-grade creative writing at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He is a co-director of the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. You can email him at email@example.com, connect with him on Twitter @_briank_ , or follow his blog: http://www.brianjkelley.net/
Here are the books from this episode’s book talk, courtesy of Donalyn Miller:
Donalyn Miller has taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade language arts and social studies in the Fort Worth, TX area and was a finalist for 2010 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. In her popular book, The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn is the founder of the annual #bookaday event and co-host the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadershipand The Washington Post.
This episode’s student story was from Kim Parker.
The books mentioned in her story were:
Books from Ni-Ni Simone
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