Beth speaks with Angela Stockman who is an educator, an author and a champion for the power of storytelling in its many forms. She has spent her career being curious about what makes writers struggle and how she could help push young writers to see their capabilities. The conversation starts by discussing Angela’s new book- Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom: Reluctance, Resistance, and Strategies that Make a Difference and how Angela is connected and collaborates with so many school library professionals and other educators in Ontario. Angela explains her thoughts about the role reading has in the writing lives of students and the intertwining of play and storytelling. Angela says that ”[s]tory is not the property of English language arts and English teachers. Story is a power force inside every single industry.” We discuss the cultural reckoning that is happening across the world right now and the importance of bringing in students’ lived experiences to the classroom and valuing many forms of storytelling.
Books Mentioned in this Episode
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon
Design Is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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