Hosted by: Jim Brooks, @TeachGoodThings
Join us for a lively conversation about the challenging texts we choose to use in the classroom. Here are the questions we’ll discuss:
Q1 How do you select the texts you teach your students?
Q2 When is a text “controversial”?
Q3 What strategies have you found useful for exploring these texts in class?
Q4 How have you seen students benefit from grappling with controversial texts?
Q5 What supports do you find you need to teach such texts well?
Q6 How do you talk with parents / guardians / admin about the texts you use in class?
Q7 What’s one text that you’d like to learn how to teach and why?
Jim Brooks is the language arts department chair at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC. Among his many teaching accolades, he was the 2008 recipient of the NCTE Media Literacy Award.