Today on the Heinemann Podcast, a year of teaching dangerously.
Spoiler, that was ALMOST the title for Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle’s new book… 180 Days. The idea for this book started with the question, “how do you fit it all in?” Their very honest answer… you don’t! And that’s the point. As the year ebbs and flows, plans change based on students’ needs.
Kelly and Penny teamed up to connect their classrooms from California to New Hampshire to co-teach for a year. They spent their time planning, teaching, and revising together to come up with an entirely new approach to classroom learning. This became two teachers and their quest to engage and empower adolescents, as their subtitle suggests.
We had a lot to talk about. So we’re going to bring you our discussion in two parts. Here is part one…
The conversation didn’t stop there. Join us next week for part two of our discussion.
In the meantime be sure to follow the conversation around 180 Days on Twitter by following the authors. Kelly Gallagher is @KellyGToGo and Penny is @PennyKittle.
You can see videos of the authors in action working together and special pre- and post-teaching conversations with Kelly and Penny from across the year, plus so many more online resources which you can find on Heinemann.com.
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