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An author of 14 books, including her recent The Book in Question: Why and How Reading Is in Crisis (Heinemann, 2018), Carol reflects on her years of teaching, and shares strategies for teaching writing and conferring with writers. In particular, she argues that her goal is to help students develop the habits of mind of good writers. “If my teaching results in 36 young writers depending on me,” she believes, “I haven’t done my job.”
Jim Burke is an English teacher of more than 20 years, and bestselling author of numerous books, including The English Teacher’s Companion. Jim is also the founder of the English Companion Ning and has garnered numerous awards for his teaching and writing.
Lisa Highfill and Sarah Landis are better known as two of the Hyperdoc Girls and co-founders of the Hyperdoc movement. Lisa and Sarah are acclaimed authors, veteran educators turned instructional coaches, and both are Merit fellows.
Brian Sztabnik created the Talks With Teachers podcast, www.aplithelp.com, and #aplitchat on Twitter. He has taught English Language Arts for 11 years in middle schools, high schools, the inner city and the suburbs. He is currently the lead English teacher at a high school on Long Island, where he teaches AP Literature and Composition, Creative a Writing, and Public Speaking.
He is also a blogger for Edutopia, Heinneman, and EdWeek, a College Board advisor for AP Literature, and was a finalist for New York State Teacher of Year in 2018. He spent 10 years as a varsity basketball coach but now spends his time as a devoted father.
Andy Schoenborn is a teacher of more than 18 years and currently teaches English at Mt. Pleasant High School in Michicagn. Andy is also a teacher-writer, a celebrated author, and longtime writing partner and colleague of Dr. Troy Hicks. They are currently working on a book together titled “Creating Confident Writers”. Andy has also served as the past president of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
Evan Grant is a 6th-8th grade ELA, humanities, and social studies teacher at Tumalo Middle School in Bend, Oregon. He is also a speaker, former elementary school teacher, and committed to challenging the status quo in education.
Val is a veteran teacher of more than 20 years currently teaching 7th grade English, and Amber is a curriculum and instruction coordinator, an author, and is involved with the Saginaw Bay Writing Project (an arm of the National Writing Project) and the Michigan Reading Association.
Elizabeth Crooks is a former teacher of over 26 years and the recently retired 6-12 curriculum coordinator in English language arts, social studies, and science literacy for the consolidated school district of New Britain, CT. Elizabeth is now a consultant and speaker, and currently working on a book for teachers and administrators about creating curriculums.
Liz has also served as Principal, Vice Principal, and English Department Chair at New Britain High School. Under Liz’s guidance, New Britain saw a 100% increase in students taking advanced placement English Language, and a 30% increase in students scored as proficient on CCSS R1, R2, R4 and W1.
Be on the lookout for Liz’s upcoming book, and learn more about her work in the New Britain school system in our case study!
EPISODE 11: JEREMY HYLER
Jeremy Hyler is a middle school language arts and science teacher, a speaker and presenter, a celebrated author and co-author of Troy Hicks, the co-director of the Chippewa River Writing Project (a National Writing Project site), and a contributing member of the Michigan Reading Association (MRA), the International Reading Association (IRA), the Michigan Council of Teacher’s of English (MCTE), the National Council of Teacher’s of English (NCTE), and MACUL.
Learn more about Jeremy Hyler at https://jeremyhyler40.com and follow him on Twitter @Jeremybballer
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