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Speaking Topics

  • Growing upstanders and nurturing social responsibility in classrooms through inquiry
  • Building risk-taking, collaborative classrooms
  • Digital citizenship in the middle school classroom
  • Reading comprehension strategies (nonfiction and fiction)

Speaker Profile

Sara Ahmed has taught in urban, suburban, public, independent, and international schools. Sara is author of Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and coauthor with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels of Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry. Sara's classrooms are designed to help her young adolescent students to consider their own identities and to take action in the world in socially responsible ways. She is a long time member of the teacher leadership team for Facing History and Ourselves, an international organization devoted to developing critical thinking and empathy for others.

Grades: 4–10

2020-21 Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
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