Teaching Memoir - National Council of Teachers of English

Thursday, June 24, 2021

7:00 p.m. ET

Interested in teaching memoir, but unsure where to start? Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Lisa Scherff.


About the Panelists

Lisa Scherff teaches English and AP research at the Community School of Naples, Florida. Prior to that she taught English education at the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama. Lisa has been a member of NCTE for more than 20 years and has been involved in many capacities, including as president of a state affiliate; as a member of several commissions and standing committees; in elected positions; and as coeditor of English Education (with Leslie Rush). Most recently, she was elected to the Secondary Section Steering Committee. Her books include Student Research Done Right! A Teacher’s Guide for High School and College Classes (with Leslie Rush), International Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised World (with Andy Goodwyn, Louann Reid, and Cal Durrant), New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher Education, and Research (with Ernest Morrell), and Teaching YA Lit Through Differentiated Instruction (with Susan Groenke). 

Susan Barber teaches AP English literature at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves English teachers through her role on the NCTE Secondary Steering Committee. She is the editor and frequent contributor on APLitHelp.com, and has been an AP Reader for the past six years. Susan, along with Carlos Escobar, instructed thousands of students (and teachers) through College Board’s AP Live videos after schools went remote during the spring of 2020, and was also an instructor for AP Daily in the fall of 2020. She has offered training at NCTE, GCTE, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and frequently leads ELA workshops across the country. She has been featured in the New York Timesthe Washington Postand Edutopia, and is currently coauthoring an AP Literature instructional guide for Norton. Susan, however, is most proud of the work she does on a daily basis in E225 and never tires of the beauty and chaos of the classroom. 

Jennifer Buehler is associate professor and director of Graduate Programs in Educational Studies in the school of education at Saint Louis University. During her years hosting Text Messages, a YA lit podcast sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, she interviewed many of the field’s most distinguished authors, including Judy Blume and Walter Dean Myers. A former high school English teacher, she is a past winner of the NCTE Promising Researcher Award; a past president of ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE; and the author of Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives (NCTE, 2016). 

Joel Garza called roll for the first time at El Centro Community College in the fall of 1993. Currently, he is chair of the Upper School English department at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas; he is on the board of Deep Vellum Publishing; and he teaches Race and Society through Global Online Academy. The best PD of his career has been via social media, where he has grown immensely thanks to #aplitchat, #DisruptTexts, and #TeachLivingPoets. With Scott Bayer, he cofounded and cohosts #THEBOOKCHAT, a chat devoted to having brave conversations about marginalized voices and devoted to curating classroom-ready online resources for teachers eager to read deliberately. 

KaaVonia Hinton is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia, and the author of articles and several books, including Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose (2006), Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (2007) (with Gail K. Dickinson), Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy (2009), and Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation, 3rd ed. (2013) (with Katherine T. Bucher). 

This event is open to NCTE members only. Preregistration is required.

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