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ON THE PODCAST: Writing as Healing with David Rockower

David Rockower and Liz Prather discuss how students explore what matters to them through writing.  (continue reading)

Heinemann Professional Books about Social-Emotional Learning

A list of Heinemann professional books about social-emotional learning.  (continue reading)

Podcast: Leading with Vulnerability with David Rockower and Ellin Keene

David Rockower illustrates how middle and high school teachers can build engagement and foster genuine student relationships by embracing vulnerability.  (continue reading)

Three Dimensions of Teacher Vulnerability

How often do we ask students to walk into uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure? What about teachers?  (continue reading)

Dialogic Vulnerability: Embracing Discomfort Through Courageous Conversations

Heinemann Fellow, David Rockower, explores through writing and discussion the power of courageous conversations.  (continue reading)

Reading, Vulnerably

Though this particular act was initiated by a student, it gave me the opportunity to share memories of my own reading life. I’m on the lookout for moments when an act of vulnerability leads to a memorable experience for my students.  (continue reading)

Relational Vulnerability: Start by Listening

Relational vulnerability isn’t a once-and-done practice. We need to be deliberate about making time to listen and know our students.  (continue reading)

Quiet Wonderment

Witnessing a roomful of students typing or scribbling away, occasionally pausing to ponder a point or reconsider a sentence—this is teacher bliss. But how do we guide them to a place where they are writing for more than their teacher, for more than a grade?  (continue reading)

Teacher Vulnerability and Student Engagement: Striving for Authenticity in Middle School

Whether teacher vulnerability leads to an increase in student engagement is yet to be determined. However, an initial survey responses suggest students crave and appreciate authenticity.  (continue reading)

Vulnerability in Education: Three Acts

As I begin my journey as a Heinemann Fellow, I would like the following question to guide my action research: In what ways does teacher vulnerability impact student engagement and classroom community?  (continue reading)

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