Welcome to Episode 2 of The Book Love Foundation Podcast! And thank you for joining us in this celebration of teaching and the joy of learning.
Episode 2 Show notes
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Ben Wilkinson has been an English teacher for six years, most recently at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, TN. He also teaches Creative Writing, and won a Book Love Grant in 2014. Find him on Twitter at @readlikeawolf.
Claire Gibson is a high school English teacher and instructional coach at Adams City High School in Commerce City, CO. You can find her on Twitter @Gibby86, read about her reading and teaching life on her new blog atateacherwhowrites.com or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Karlen Shupp has taught English since 1999 and currently at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, CT. She has also taught at Pomperaug Regional High School and Western Connecticut State University. She presented at the NCTE Annual Convention in 2014 on modeling and in 2015 on assessments linked to Independent Reading.
Shupp, along with Stephanie Jalowiec and Jim McCaffrey is part of the Reading (R)evolution, a group of three educators dedicated to sparking the love of reading in students. They have a blog at https://3lonenuts.wordpress.com and an active Twitter account @THSReadRev.
Karlen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, @THSteacher, and https://sites.google.com/a/trumbullps.org/shupp-english/
Beth Hughes teaches high school English at Massachusetts’ Wakefield Memorial High School. You can find her on Twitter @MsBethHughes, read her musings on lifelong learning at msbethhughes.org and her passion to reintroduce her students to reading at fortheloveofreading.org, or email her at email@example.com.
Here are the books from this episode’s book talk, courtesy of Serena Kessler:
Ellen Hopkins books
(That’s two episodes in a row for both Jandy Nelson and Ellen Hopkins, in classrooms 2,000 miles apart…)
This episode’s student story was from Lynn Hagen, a high school literacy teacher and Reading Specialist in Columbia, Missouri. Lynne is a passionate advocate for choice reading for high school students. You can follow her reflections on teaching at Blue-skyteaching.blogspot.com or on Twitter @lynnahagen. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn’s student mentioned liking:
The Bluford High series
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