Years of Teaching: 14
If you had to describe yourself as an educator, what six words would you use and why?
Caring, Learner, Leader, Student Advocate, Inspirer, Passionate
Reading Apprenticeship helps and empowers students to take control of their own learning and become strong readers and disciplinary experts.”
What drew you to Reading Apprenticeship?
I was drawn by the framework. The framework reminds me that I have humans in front of me. I noticed and appreciated that it valued process and granted individuals the time and space to process.
What is your go-to Reading Apprenticeship routine?
A/B Partner Think Aloud
Can you share a story about a time when you or a student had an “aha!” moment with Reading Apprenticeship?
“My first “aha” with Reading Apprenticeship was when I recognized my own reading process, especially with reading figures. As a science reader, I always gravitated towards figures first, yet I always taught them last. It was then that I learned to always recognize my process and help others recognize theirs.
My major “aha!” moment was when my 9th-grade Biology class engaged in sophisticated conversation about Evolution in a way that I don’t even remember myself engaging in as an undergraduate college student. Students were building on and using disciplinary language and vocabulary make meaning and deepen their understanding of the content. I could see and hear their growth in the ways they were thinking and speaking. I knew then that Reading Apprenticeship was a game-changer.”
If you could describe Reading Apprenticeship in a sentence, what would you say?
Reading Apprenticeship helps and empowers students to take control of their own learning and become strong readers and disciplinary experts.
What are you reading right now?
Life as a Leb-neh Lover: The Identity Crisis of a Maybe-Lebanese by Kathy Shalhoub