Today on the Heinemann podcast, a special read aloud podcast from 180 Days. Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle are co-authors of the new book 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents.
Their book is a reflection of a year-long collaboration of planning and teaching. It is a core resource for any educator who feels the push and pull between planning an engaging curriculum and the shortage of time.
We’ve invited Kelly and Penny to read aloud from selected sections of 180 Days. There was much to choose from… so, we’ve broken this special event into two episodes.
Today in part I, Kelly and Penny share their core teaching beliefs, and strategies for generating creative and meaningful writing. Be sure to look for part II of the authors' read aloud next week on the Heinemann Podcast.
Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California. He is the author of several books on adolescent literacy, most notably Readicide and Write Like This. Kelly is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach and the former president of the Secondary Reading Group for the International Literacy Association. You can follow him on Twitter @KellyGToGo
As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire.
Penny is the author of numerous books including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); and Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing. You can follow her on twitter @pennykittle