April 6th, 2015
We are getting our hashtags ready for our live chat with Kelly Gallagher this Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. EST. Kelly’s most recent book is In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom. In his new book, Kelly notes that there are real strengths in the Common Core standards, and there are significant weaknesses as well. He takes the long view, reminding us that standards come and go but what remains constant is the need to stay true to what we know works in the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
You can preview the first chapter of his book online now and you can use code TWEET to receive 20% off and free shipping!
During the chat, we’ll try to cover as much as we can leave some time for your questions. Here is what we are planning on asking Kelly:
- Can you tell us a little bit about why you wrote this book and what your hopes are for the book.
- What benefits do you see in the current standards? And what are some of the weaknesses?
- What are some of the problems with the way close reading is taught?
- Why is recreational reading important?
- How can teachers deal with administrators who are not acting in the best interest of students?
- What future do you see for CCSS and what do you think is next?
What questions do you have for Kelly? Whittle it down to 140 characters and come join us Wednesday night! Follow #bestinterest during the chat and make sure to follow @stenhousepub as well for this chat and for other exciting events and news.
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