In this episode, Penny shares a story about all the things a teacher can't control in her teaching life. The story is short, but the lessons are long. Subscribe in iTunes The material in … [Read more...]
Stories from the Teaching Life with Penny Kittle
Penny Kittle shares insightful, inspiring essays about teaching and life that she has written and collected in her years as an educator. They will move you and inspire you, and they will remind you of the beauty of living the teaching life.
Penny Kittle is an English teacher, literacy coach, and director of new teacher mentoring at Kennett High School in North Conway, New Hampshire and has served as the National Council of Teachers of English Policy Analyst for the State of New Hampshire.
In 2009, she received the James N. Britton award from the National Council of Teachers of English for Write Beside Them. And, in 2015, she was recognized with the Exemplary Leader Award from the Conference on English Leadership.
Penny is the author of several books, and she recently co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Don Graves’ work, Children Want to Write: Don Graves and the Revolution in Children's Writing.
In this episode, Penny shares her first published piece and encourages you to think about how you can turn your teaching life into writing, because she has learned more about teaching simply by … [Read more...]
In this episode, Penny shares the story of Andrew, a student fighting so many things he can’t control but determined to walk across the stage on graduation day. Subscribe in iTunes The … [Read more...]
In this episode, Penny's story is about a writing conference with her friend and mentor Don Murray. The piece became the introduction to The Greatest Catch. Subscribe in iTunes The … [Read more...]