The subjects of this episode are Molly and Chris, two students Penny taught in one of her first years of teaching elementary school. They may be like students you have had in the past or may be like … [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.
The subject of this student teaching and a memory Penny will never forget... Subscribe in iTunes The material in this podcast is copyrighted and not to be recorded or … [Read more...]
The subject of this episode is love and marriage. And teaching. It features a special guest visiting Penny’s classroom, a moment that was at once the most romantic and the most embarrassing of her … [Read more...]
The subject of this story is fishing and teaching, as Penny shares an essay that first appeared in The Greatest Catch: a life in teaching (Heinemann, 2005). Subscribe in iTunes The … [Read more...]