August 2021 #NCTEchat: Check Your Shelf: #BuildYourStack for Back to School - National Council of Teachers of English
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August 2021 #NCTEchat: Check Your Shelf: #BuildYourStack for Back to School

Join us on Sunday, August 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat where members of the Build Your Stack® committee, Lynsey Burkins (@lburkins), Gary Gray, Jr. (@GaryRGrayJr), and Nate Madden (@natebyr0n) will lead a conversation on building booklists for your classroom this school year.

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Please introduce yourself. Share any personal information you’re comfortable sharing (name, location, position), and share any books you’ve been enjoying this summer. #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: We find ourselves, once again, ready to begin the school year in the midst of a global pandemic. Caring deeply for one another must continue to be central in our schools. What books could help us cultivate caring learning environments? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: We know that books can serve as a wonderful escape or soothing distraction from the burdens we all face in life. Everybody needs to be able to take a break. What books could provide that escape for ourselves and our kids? #NCTEchat [8:18 p.m.]

Q3: We also know that books can help us learn about and face our reality. What books address our current moment of movements (antiracism, anticolonialism, liberation, etc.) that will help our kids empathize, understand, and/or be understood? #NCTEchat [8:26 p.m.]

Q4: We all love novels but we need to show some love to other text formats: poems, blogs, articles, comics, graphic novels, tv series, movies, etc. What “not-books” do you plan on bringing into your learning environment this year? #NCTEchat [8:34 p.m.]

Q5: We have already gotten our hands on some incredible book releases so far this year. What book releases are you most excited about in the final months of 2021 and beginning months of 2022? #NCTEchat [8:42 p.m.]

Q6: What will you do this year as a reminder to practice self-joy during the school year? #NCTEchat [8:50 p.m.]

We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

Never participated in a Twitter chat before? Check out this guide to help you get started.