What is inquiry? How do we use writing to build an inquiry community?

What does community mean for me as I think about re-entering my building and teaching again?

How have learning spaces been (re)defined for me?

Duke, N. K. (2019, March 4). Speaking up for science and social studies [Video]. YouTube.

Jefries, H., & Oliver, S. T. (2018). Dealing with things as they are: Creating a classroom environment for teaching hard history, Season 1, Episode 4 [Audio podcast.] Teaching Tolerance.

Rivera-Amezola, R. (2019, October 29). Reflections on “containing a writer’s voice.” PhilWP Blog.

Smith, C. (2020). How culturally responsive lessons teach critical thinking. Teaching Tolerance, 64, 51-54.

Stripling, B. K. (2003). Inquiry-based learning. In B. K. Stripling & S. Hughes-Hassell (Eds.), Curriculum connections through the library (pp. 3-39). Libraries Unlimited.

Library of Congress. (2015). Teacher resource: PS 153 & New York draft riots unit [Video] YouTube.

Wineburg, S. (2016). Why historical thinking is not about history. History News, 71(2), 13-16.

What is inquiry? How do we use writing to build an inquiry community?

Lytle, S. L. (2008). At last: Practitioner inquiry and the practice of teaching: Some thoughts on "Better." Research in the Teaching of English, 42(3), 373-379.

Skantz-Hodgson, L. & Jones, J. (2015). Why argumentative writing is important to teach. Middle Web.

Skilten Sylvester, P. (1994). Teaching and practice: Elementary school curricula and urban transformation. Harvard Educational Review, 64(3), 309-332.

Toussant, Molly (2007). Hey, Matt! There’s a reason why we write like every day. National Writing Project.

What does community mean for me as I think about re-entering my building and teaching again?

Brazas, C., & McGeehan, C. (2020). What white colleagues need to understand: White supremacy doesn’t stop at the teachers’ lounge door. Teaching Tolerance, 64, 55-58.

Dankowski, T. (2020, February 28). Calling on co-conspirators: Bettina Love pushes for abolitionism in the education system at PLA2020. American Libraries.

Garcia, A., & O'Donnell-Allen, C. (2015). Introduction: What it means to pose, wobble, and flow. In Pose, wobble, flow: A culturally proactive approach to literacy instruction (pp. 1-15). Teachers College Press.

How have learning spaces been (re)defined for me?

Clayton, C. (1989). We can educate all our children. The Nation, 249(4), 132-135.

Lake, R. (1990). An Indian father's plea. Teacher Magazine, 2(1), 48-53.

Petersen, M., & Birch, M. (2013). The disruptive/transformative potential of the Common Core State Standards. National Writing Project.

Puntel, C. (2004). Who's core is it? The Voice, 9(3).

What is literacy and how might this be expanded?

Christensen, L. (2001). Where I’m from: Inviting students’ lives into the classroom. In B. Bigelow, B. Harvey, S. Karp, & L. Miller (Eds.), Rethinking our classrooms: Teaching for equity and justice, vol. 2 (pp. 6-10). Rethinking Schools.

Freire, P. (1983). The importance of the act of reading. Journal of Education, 165(1), 5-11.

Shanahan, T., & Shanahan, C. (2008). Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents: Rethinking content-area literacy. Harvard Educational Review, 78(1), 40-59.

Style, E. J. (2014). Curriculum as encounter: Selves and shelves. English Journal, 103(5), 67-74.

Treiman, R. & Markson, L. (2016). When do children learn to write? Earlier than you might think. The Conversation.

What is the role literacy plays in the face of great inequity?

Baldwin, J. (1963). A talk to teachers. The Saturday Review, 39(42-44, 60).

Janks, H. (2010). Orientations to literacy. In Literacy and power (pp. 21-33). Routledge.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995). But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy. Theory into Practice, 34(3), 159-165.

What are the resources teachers bring into a learning space?

Bain, R. B. (2006). Rounding up unusual suspects: Facing the authority hidden in the history classroom. Teachers College Record, 108(10), 2080-2114.

Nieto, S. (2003). Teaching as autobiography. In What keeps teachers going? (pp. 22-36). Teachers College Press.

What are the resources our families and the community bring into a learning space?

Alim, H. S., & Paris, D. (2017). What is culturally sustaining pedagogy and why does it matter? In D. Paris & H. S., Alim (Eds.), Culturally sustaining pedagogies: Teaching and learning for justice in a changing world (pp. 1-24). Teachers College Press.

Cummins, J. Chow, P. & Schecter, S.R. (2006). Community as curriculum. Language Arts, 83(4), 297-307.

Rivera-Amezola, R. (2020). Preservation and education: Teacher Inquiry and the “family and community stories” project. Language Arts, 97(5),324-329.

How can I foster and sustain critical literacy?

Delpit, L. (2006). Lessons from teachers. Journal of Teacher Education, 57, 220-231.

Jefries, H., & Thomas, E. E. (2019). Teaching slavery through children’s literature — Part 1, Season 2, Episode 5 [Audio podcast]. Teaching Tolerance.

Ladson-Billings, G. (2006). From the achievement gap to the education debt: Understanding achievement in U.S. schools. Educational Researcher, 35(7), 3-12.

Reddy-Buttkovich, K. (2007). On the verge of understanding: A district-wide look at student writing. National Writing Project.

Vasquez, M. (2017). Writing to disrupt inequities. In Critical literacy across the K-6 curriculum (pp. 37-51). Routledge.

What does it take to build and sustain an inquiry stance in the face of both flux (pandemic) and standardization?

Ballenger, C. (2009). Introduction. In Puzzling moments, teachable moments: Practicing teacher research in urban classrooms (1-9). Teachers College Press.

Cochran-Smith, M. & Lytle, S. (2009). Inquiry as stance: Ways forward. In Inquiry as stance: Practitioner research for the next generation (pp. 118-166). Teachers College Press.

Lytle, S., Portnoy, P., Waff, D., & Buckley, M. (2009). Teacher research in urban Philadelphia: Twenty years working within, against, and beyond the system. Educational Action Research, 17(1): 23-42.

How might we be healing-centered and go beyond being trauma-informed?

Chen, J. C. (2018, April 13). On nests and cages: Facilitating toward just possibilities. SEED Blog.

Garcia, A., & Dutro, E. (2018). Electing to heal: Trauma, healing, and politics in classrooms. English Education, 50(4), 375-383.

Ginwright, S. (2018). The future of healing: Shifting from trauma informed care to healing centered engagement. Medium.