Welcome to the very first episode of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.
Episode 1 Show notes
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Allison Marchetti teaches high school English in Richmond, VA. She is the co-author of Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the Room Using Relevant, Engaging Mentor Texts (Heinemann 2015) and co-founder of the blog Moving Writers with Rebekah O’Dell. You can connect with Allison on Twitter @allisonmarchett or at movingwriters.org.
Laura Tracy Baisden is a 26-year veteran teacher, serving as Language Arts Department Chair at Logan High School in Logan, West Virginia. She teaches Honors 9, English 12 College Readiness, and Creative Writing. She is a former co-director of Marshall University Writing Project, and director of the rural satellite, Coalfield Writers. She can be reached at email@example.com
Tracy is also a National Writing Program teacher.
Lori Lebel has earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree from the University at Albany. She has been teaching English Language Arts with the Schenectady City School District for sixteen years. For the past six years she has been the English Language Arts teacher and Team Leader for the Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School Program. Additionally, she was the sole recipient of the 2015 New York State English Council Dr. Ruth E. Everett Award for promoting teaching as a profession. Lori can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori mentioned talking with Penny at NCTE. Read more about NCTE and the NCTE16 here.
Here are the books from this episode’s book talk (courtesy of the students who visit Brian Kelley’s classroom library)
Butter, by Erin Jade Lange
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, by Laini Taylor
Coldest Girl in Cold Town, by Holly Black
Anything from Jandy Nelson. Brian says a lot of his kids are reading The Sky is Everywhere.
Crank, by Ellen Hopkins. This is the first of a 10-book series.
The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander
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/
This episode’s student story was from Amy Marshall, who teaches grade 9 and 10 English at St. Malachy’s Memorial High School in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Amy uses her love of literacy to provide workshops to teachers on creating engaging high school English classes. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her blog: https://meaningfulteacher.wordpress.com/
Amy’s student was inspired by Go Ask Alice. Published in 1971, and still…
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