Tom Newkirk, lifetime educator and bestselling author
of Minds Made for Stories, discusses eight powerful literacy
practices-- and the democratic values that connect them. Newkirk argues
that "the house of literacy has a thousand doors, and our job is to help
students find one that will let them in." Yet for many students reading and writing is
made unnecessarily difficult and uninviting. We need to tell a better story.
Literacy's Democratic Roots celebrates eight door-opening ideas that can
help us make room for all students.
As trauma and adversity become increasingly common, teachers and educators need the tools to support their students through these challenges. Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy is an actionable guide that offers research and inclusive frameworks to help you create a trauma-responsive classroom.
Centered on the whole child, this resource promotes healing and wellness for both students and educators. Turn wounds into wisdom and create a safe, supportive space for learning with Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy.
While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.