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These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!
Students become committed to school when they inquire into the issues in front of them in life. In his newest book, Steven Zemelman gives step by step instructions for developing civic engagement in your classroom through research, argument, speaking and listening, close analysis of social issues and structures, and writing for authentic audiences. In this video, Steve discusses the benefits of such project-based work.
In best-selling resources like Best Practice and Subjects Matter, Steven Zemelman has documented the power of civic engagement in classrooms. From Inquiry To Action draws on his deep experiences as a longtime educator, former director of the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and cofounder of the Illinois Writing Project to create a full plan for teachers to change the lives of students so students can change their communities.
Steven Zemelman has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. His most recent book is Subjects Matter, Second Edition, coauthored with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels.
Heinemann Professional Development is excited to continue our Online PLC (professional learning community) as we get back in the swing of school this fall. Look for new content each week and join in the conversation! This week, we take a look at a chapter from Subjects Matter by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Steve Zemelman.