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Lee Anne Bell Counters the "Stock Stories" of Race and Racism

By Art Peterson
This article by Art Peterson describes how Lee Anne Bell, author of Storytelling for Social Justice, explores the tension between stock stories and counter or concealed stories in order to develop an anti-racist pedagogy. As Peterson notes, "Bell's purpose is not only to expose the myths…
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Community Connections for English Learners: Changing the World Starts with Just a Few Words

By Art Peterson
This short article illustrates ways a teacher can engage colleagues in professional learning and provides examples of classroom activities that build connections between EL students, their parents and their community. Engaging students in creating digital movies to document the history of…
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When Students Take a Critical Lens to Traditional Literature: Protest and Student Voice

By Kathleen Hicks Rowley
With the goal of engaging her students “in using their voices to become positive agents of change in their community,” high school teacher Kathleen Hicks Rowley revamped her ELA curriculum in order to address issues of equity and access. In the process of their class reading of Lord of the…
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Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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