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Emily Fox
re: self-concept
Sun Nov 23, 2014 19:00

Listening to you speak (or reading what you type) about those precious moments with students makes me want to be a student in your classroom. My senior AP English class was the first time I really understood what it meant to enjoy reading because my teacher, like you, provided opportunities to truly engage in literature and discuss it on a real-world level. She was by far my favorite teacher I ever had and definitely one of my most influential. I think back on that class and smile, knowing that what she did for us was bigger than a test. It was more than preparation for college; it was preparation for life. How beautiful! :)

  • self-concept - Response to Rachel - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 18:30
    What you wrote reminds me of what Tavia (I think) was talking about in the discussion on your presentation. I think she is right. Self-concepts are so strong, but I do think that students will read... more
    • re: self-concept - Emily Fox, Sun Nov 23 19:00
      • response to Emily - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:23
        Every school year, I agonize over whether or not I have done a good job in leading them to what is really important in reading. I believe that there is still so much work to do to get the students to ... more
        • Technology and Reading - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:18
          Stacy, I also wonder if a key might be getting students to realize that even though a lot of what they do is technology based it is still steeped in the fundamentals of communication: reading,... more
      • That moment... - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:05
        You both put it so beautifully that we, as teachers, want our students to connect to something as a human experience shared by others for the joy of the connection. :) Love it.
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