Respond to the following in your workshop journal:
Joe Bernhart defines his job as reaching "all... kids,
even the ones we aren't making connections with." Which
students do you have the most difficulty making connections
with? What changes do you make to enable those connections?
What else might you do? What resources and support do you
have to help you?
In preparation for Workshop 9, read "Literary Thought
and Literate Mind" in Envisioning Literature from
the Teachers College Press. Copyright 1995. ISBN 0-8077-3464-0.
You may also wish to refer to CELA's Winter
2002 Newsletter which focuses on professional development or read their reports
on teachers' professional lives.
For additional resources, refer to the Additional
Reading section of this workshop's materials.