Samantha Bennett is the author, co-author, and editor of many books and publications. She has worked as an instructional coach, a staff developer, a social studies teacher, a curriculum-technology integration specialist, a literacy specialist, an adjunct professor, a researcher and a writer.
She is a strong voice, a powerful visionary, and an advocate for students and teachers.
You can learn from Sam as she talks with host Kevin Carlson about professional capital in the classroom, the three layers of student engagement, and the biggest criteria she has for a teacher’s classroom planning.
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Sam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional resources from Samantha Bennett:
That Workshop Book: New Systems and Structures for Classrooms that Read, Write and Think. (2007). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
“The Gratitude that Support Built.” Imagine it Better: Visions of What School Might Be. (2014). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Kids with Grit: Everyday Habits that Grow Readers with Debbie Miller. Heinemann Digital Campus, Fall 2013 http://www.heinemann.com/digitalcampus/courses.aspx
Adolescent Reading RX: What to Do When Teen Readers Can’t or Won’t with Cris Tovani. Heinemann Digital Campus, January 2013 http://www.heinemann.com/digitalcampus/courses.aspx
“Chapter 4: Fulfilling the Promise of ‘All Students Can’: Comprehension Strategies as the Verbs of Learning Targets.” Comprehension Going Forward (2011). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
“Chapter 12. Time to Think: Using the Workshop Structure so Students Think and Teachers Listen.” The Right to Literacy in Secondary Schools. (2009) New York: Teachers College Press.
Dobbertin, Cheryl. (2013) Common Core, Unit by Unit: 5 Critical Moves for Implementing the Reading Standards Across the Curriculum. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Miller, Debbie. (2012) Reading with Meaning 2nd Edition. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Tovani, Cris. (2011). So What Do They Really Know: Assessment that Informs Teaching and Learning. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Tovani, Cris (2012). Talk to Me: Conferring to Engage, Differentiate, and Assess 6-12 (DVD + Study Guide). Portland, ME; Stenhouse.
Quate, Stevi and McDermott, J. (2013). The Just Right Challenge: 9 Strategies to Ensure Adolescents Don’t Drop Out of the Game. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.