Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Stenhouse Twitter Chat: #ConstructionZone by Terry Thompson

A few years ago, I read an article by Terry Thompson that I go back to often as a teacher of literacy.  The article, Are You Scaffolding or Rescuing? at Choice Literacy helped me to better understand the power of scaffolding in building independence. I so love this article and revisit it often.  (If you know me, I have probably handed it to you at some point in the last few years.)  I am thrilled that Terry Thompson has continued to think deeply about scaffolding in the classroom. His new book The Construction Zone: Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers is his latest thinking on the subject and it is an amazing read. As an elementary teacher, trying to meet the needs of so many students, this book is helping me to rethink the ways I set goals and the ways I work to meet focused goals for each student. (If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you can preview the entire book online at Stenhouse.)

On Monday, September 14, at 8:00 p.m. EST, I will be facilitating the Stenhouse chat around The Construction Zone. I am excited to talk to others about the ideas in this new book. And, Terry Thompson (@TerryTreads) will be part of the chat so I know it will be a wonderful hour of learning!   He gives us so much to think and talk about. So whether you've read the book or not, please plan to join the chat!  The hashtag for the chat is #ConstructionZone. I hope to see you there!

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