The subject of this episode is summertime, baseball, and more. The major league baseball post-season begins this week, so this story seemed apt. This is the first story Penny wrote for Public … [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 episode is grace, in all forms. At the center of the story is clumsiness (Penny's) and the virtues of grace and effectiveness in teaching. Subscribe in iTunes The … [Read more...]
The subject of this episode is Penny's first year of teaching career. At the center of the story is 34 first-graders, self-doubt, growing confidence, and the emotion of all kinds of … [Read more...]
The subject of this episode is love and marriage. And teaching. At the center of the story is another visit to Penny's classroom by her husband Pat, who shows and shares some of the rich learning … [Read more...]