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A Special NCTE Heinemann Podcast Roundup

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Overwhelmed by the sheer number of inspiring authors attending this year's National Council of Teachers of English conference? So are we– in the best way. Whether you plan to attend the conference or not, below we've compiled some of our favorite Heinemann podcasts with authors who are presenting at this year's NCTE, so you can listen from anywhere to learn more. Enjoy! 

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Boothbay Literacy Institute: Day Three and Liagnappe

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*photo credit: Tricia Ebarvia @triciaebarvia

"If we teach a child to read, but fail to develop a desire to read, we will have created a skilled non-reader. A literate illiterate. 

And no high test score will ever undo that damage." —Kylene Beers

Our final morning at Boothbay Literacy Institute was filled with artwork, reflection, and goodbyes.

Some folks just knew they wouldn't want to leave—so they didn't—and lingered behind for what Penny Kittle named a lagniappe. 'Lagniappe' is a Louisiana French word meaning "something given as a bonus or extra gift" so this time to share more thinking, writing, teacher stories and a few roasted marshmallows is aptly named. Take a look at the photos and nuggets of learning in the Storify below. 

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Boothbay Literacy Institute: Day Two

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*artwork 6/28/17 by attendee Christina Porter

"The smartest person in the room IS the room." —Kylene Beers and Bob Probst

This was one of the most popular tweets from the Boothbay Literacy institute, Day Two. We've been practicing this every moment as we think, write, talk, and reflect on what this mean for our students, how this empowers them as thinkers, inquirers, and learners.

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Boothbay Literacy Institute: Day One

From early morning writing workshop with Linda Rief, to critical conversations prompted by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, beautiful book recommendations by Teri Lesesne, and hearing from our legendary, beloved guest speaker Nancie Atwell, Boothbay Day One imparted nothing short of solid foundation for real change. 

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Boothbay Literacy Institute: Sunday Opening Session

*photo credit: Teri Lesesne

This year marks the tenth year of the annual Boothbay Literacy Institute, hosted by Kylene Beers, Robert Probst and distinguished faculty. Sunday night's opening session began with Kylene and Bob igniting thinking and conversation along with a panel including Penny Kittle, Linda Rief, and Teri Lesesne. Kylene posed questions for us all to hold close this week: What needs to change? What assumptions make that change hard?

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Your One Stop Shop for Recent Podcast Highlights

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Each week on The Heinemann Podcast we bring you concise, relevant and thought-provoking interviews with Heinemann authors and educators in the field. We know teachers are very busy people and it can be hard to keep up with all of your favorite authors, so, as we wrap up another school year we thought you might enjoy a recap of some recent Heinemann Podcast highlights. Enjoy!  

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