"I was blown away by their presentation and especially by their ability to allow student thinking to shine above all else. Their focus on the power of student voice, meeting students where they are, and giving them access to power in the world through writing for real purposes and audiences blew me away.
Through their presentation on their teacher-action research around grammar, supported by Ms. Turner and their work with Fordham, they were able to remind all the teachers in the room why we should get out of bed with joy and passion everyday. Their focus on helping students be creators of tools vs. consumers of information creates the kind of energy that we desperately need to make change in our world. Nina, Rebekah, and Hanna are bright, shining models of the power of collaboration, inquiry, thinking, and care in a profession where teachers feel more beat up than empowered on a daily basis."
Congratulations to Dr. Turner and her community school co-presentors!