Dr. Jeffrey D. Wilhelm is Professor of English Education at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.
He is the founding director of the Boise State Writing Project which supports over 1,000 teachers each year with over 30,000 contact hours of professional development.
He is the author or co-author of more than 30 books about literacy and literacy education.
In his personal life, he is a kayaker, a nordic skier, a backpacker, and he is also a big reader.
Jeff has devoted his professional career to helping teachers help their students.
You can learn from Jeff as he talks with host Kevin Carlson about students engaging in pleasure reading, what that means, what it looks like, and why it matters.
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Jeff is the author of many books, articles, editorials, reviews, keynotes, and much more. He is also presenting a keynote speaker at NCTE 2015.
This conversation was based on research and writing you can find in Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want—and Why We Should Let Them. (Scholastic, 2013)
You heard him. If you are interested in doing the book as a book club, he’s happy to Skype in and talk to you about it.
He can emailed at email@example.com
He is on Twitter as @ReadDRjwilhelm
What Dr. Wilhelm is reading (November, 2015):
Eyes Wide Open, by Paul Fleischman
Working, by Studs Terkel
ESPN, the magazine
Deadly Wandering, by Matt Richtel