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A Heart Maps Twitter Chat with Georgia Heard


On Thursday evening (Oct.20), Georgia Heard joined Dr. Mary Howard, author of Good to Great: Focusing on the Literacy Work That Matters, to discuss Heard's new book Heart Maps: Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic WritingFor decades Georgia Heard has guided students into more authentic writing experiences by using heart maps to explore what we all hold inside: feelings, passions, vulnerabilities, and wonderings. 

"I was puzzling over the idea of mapping the heart long before I first introduced it to the classroom. I wrote about imagining a metaphoric heart map as a means to discover stories. Years later, as a visiting writer in a school in Phoenix, Arizona, I began a heart-mapping project with third-grade writers. My goal was to inspire them to write honest, thoughtful poems--- to show them that writing can give voice to our most secret, true selves." -- Georgia Heard in Heart Maps

Dr. Mary Howard hosts regular #G2Great Twitter chats about education with co moderators Amy Brennan and Jenn Hayhurst.

Topics: Mary Howard, Twitter Chat, Heart Maps, Literacy, Poetry, Twitter

Date Published: 10/21/16

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