What stories make you who you are? How have your experiences shaped you as a learner? Who are you as a reader and writer? Exploring your history as a learner can help you reflect on your teaching practices and make instructional decisions that positively impact student learning.
In Leading Literate Lives
, Stephanie outlines a framework for reading and writing that makes a direct connection between reflection and classroom practice. In each chapter you will find concrete ideas, tools, and activities for reading and writing to help move you from teacher reflection to instruction. For every specific reflection Stephanie will show you how to put the same idea into practice in your classroom, with the goal of helping you and your students:
- build and cultivate habits that make reading and writing a priority
- make space and create opportunities in your lives and classrooms to do what real readers and writers do
- explore and embrace your reading and writing identities
- find and create thriving communities filled with inspiration and support, where the reading and writing lives of every member are shared and celebrated.
Fuelled with the understandings that come from leading a literate life, you can learn to embrace reflective practices that bring greater intention and joy to your classrooms and schools.