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This episode is part of a series of special shows for winter break 2017! In each episode, we will help you figure what to do with those book store gift cards by sharing some titles you may want to add to your classroom library. Today Penny talks with Tiana Silvas-Brunetti!
Season 2 Ep 10 Show notes
Tiana Silvas-Brunetti considers effective teaching to be an intersection of continuous co-constructed learning, self-confidence, and lifelong leaders that emerge from teacher teams and classrooms. Silvas feels that the best way to grow as an education leader is through experience in the classroom saying, “I continue to lead from the trenches.” She says “true leadership isn’t what you do in the moment, but the legacy you leave behind.” TIana is a 4th Grade Teacher, and former Literacy Coach at PS 59 (from her Heinemann Fellows bio).
Find Tiana on Twitter and Facebook.
Read the recent post from the Heinemann Fellows blog, Heinemann Fellow Tiana Silvas on Fostering Empathy and Understanding Among Students.
In their conversation, Tiana and Penny mentioned several authors who have books that kids can connect with throughout their development as readers.
By Jacqueline Woodson: The Other Side, Brown Girl Dreaming
By Gary Soto: Baseball in April, his many books of poetry
By Matt de la Pena: Last Stop on Market Street, Mexican WhiteBoy
By Jason Reynolds: Ghost, All the Way Down
By Kwame Alexander: The Crossover, Solo
Here are Tiana’s book recommendations…
Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers
The Paper-flower Tree, by Jacqueline Ayer
Family Pictures Cuadros de Familia, by Carmen Lomas Garza
At the end of this special series, a list of all the suggested titles will be sent to everybody on the Teacher Learning Sessions email list. If you are not yet on the list, you can go to Teacher Learning Sessions.com and sign up there. It is quick and easy, and you will receive that list directly to your inbox. If you already are on the list, thank you!
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