From the Desk of Tiffanee Brown
Seattle, United States
Dear Fellow Literacy or World Language Educator,
Do you feel that you’re the best literacy teacher you can be?
I know that’s a big question, but you have such an important opportunity to make an impact, to help your students deeply understand literacy, share their ideas, and engage as members of our global community.
Are you maximizing your students' potential as thinkers, creators, and communicators in your elementary or secondary school classroom?
By teaching literacy or world languages in a way that leverages your students' thinking and meaning-making, you have an opportunity to design lessons that move beyond skills to develop transferable conceptual understanding.
How would you like to hear your students saying things like this:
“Learning… is fun but it is also serious. It gets us ready for the future.” — 7th grade student
“Everyone is allowed to have their own thoughts about what we are learning. We get to share our ideas with classmates, which helps us understand our work more.” — 8th grade student
“Overall... [this] class was really influential to me as a reader and writer.” — 8th grade student
This is Concept-Based Literacy in action.