Recorded Presentations and Demonstration Lessons

A live presentation done at #AMLE20 the Association for Middle Level Educators National Convention, which was held virtually in October 2020.

Do you dream of a learner-driven classroom that supports the unique developmental needs of middle school readers? Come learn how book clubs capitalize on the socioemotional changes happening during adolescence by allowing teachers to tap into peer interaction and students’ need for autonomy to create engaged, life-long readers who learn from and empathize with various perspectives. Educators will return to school with the set-up and management strategies needed to establish book clubs!
Readers see the moments when characters learn new information or have new experiences as opportunities not only for the characters to learn but for them to learn hand in hand with the characters.