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Writing and Teaching to Change the World: Connecting with Our Most Vulnerable Students

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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, Writing and Teaching to Change the World shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it

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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, Writing and Teaching to Change the World shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways.

Testimonials

“This is an important book for all teachers to read, from beginners to experienced practitioners, as it provokes all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our students’ lives outside of school.”

—From the foreword by Anne Liebermansenior scholar at Stanford University

“Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day crafts of education.”

Carl Glickmaneducator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness

About the Author

Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at The University Of Georgia and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

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