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This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Cornelius Minor!
Season 2 Ep 6 Show notes
Cornelius Minor is a frequent keynote speaker for and Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, he works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with teachers and young people in Singapore, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius always uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to recruit students’ engagement in reading and writing and teachers’ engagement in communities of practice. As a staff developer, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.
What a variety of titles from Cornelius! Here are his recommendations…
Video Game Guides for Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and MineCraft.
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, by Jeff Chang
The Rap Yearbook, by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres
Hip Hop Raised Me, by DJ Semtex
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated, by Shea Serrano, illustrated by Arturo Torres
Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
The Great Greene Heist, by Varian Johnson
To Catch a Cheat, by Varian Johnson
At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!
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