Tag Archives: Jessica Lifshitz

Supporting LGBTQ Students and Teachers

Heinemann Podcast_H-podcast-logo-bluerules2400x2400_WToday on The Heinemann Podcast, how can teachers improve their practice around LGBTQ needs in the classroom? It’s October 11th, National Coming Out Day. A day for those who identify as LGBTQ to be visible. A day to say you matter, you’re not alone. How can educators make their classrooms a safer place for LGBTQ students and why is it important for both LGBTQ teachers and students to see schools as a safe place? Heinemann author Kate Roberts and Heinemann Fellow Jess Lifshitz talk more about the importance for our classrooms to be safe places. 

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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for August 21–27

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These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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Jessica Lifshitz: Thank You Heinemann Fellows

Last month at the International Literacy Association's 2016 Conference in Boston, Heinemann held a reception for its authors. Heinemann Fellows from the inaugural cohort were in attendance. Jessica Lifshitz, a teacher of that outgoing cohort, welcomed the newest group of Fellows and gave a short, powerful speech about empowerment and  autonomy that we are reproducing here with her permission. Please enjoy!

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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for April 3–9

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What a week! Have you been celebrating National Poetry Month? You should be. Here's a poem right now. Time for another Link Round-Up!

These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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The Heinemann Fellows: Video Spotlight on Jessica Lifshitz

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Earlier this year, Heinemann hosted a symposium for its 2014–2015 class of Fellows. Each Fellow gave a presentation on his or her action research project, and afterward sat down to answer some questions. Today, Jessica Lifshitz describes her educator philosophy and shares a small bit of wisdom around action research.

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