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Monday, June 4 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Teach Living Poets: Modeling and Promoting Civil Discourse

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The world our students are entering demands both appreciation for nuances/diverse perspectives and courage to enter critical conversations. Using Clint Smith’s collection “Counting Descent,” this session will offer strategies for engaging in topics of race and class to build students’ critical thought and expression. Presenters will share a unit and assessments that aim to push students to seek, not avoid, complex voices and issues.


Steven Henn

English Teacher, The Principia
Steve has been directing Principia's senior project program for seven years and has consistently been engaged in the discussion of what promotes the development of young people as independent thinkers. He is currently an EDD candidate at Vanderbilt University's Peabody School of... Read More →
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Katie MacDonald

English Teacher, The Principia
I am just over a decade into my career as an English teacher; have taught in both public and private high schools and am inspired by the potential English classes have to develop students’ voices and confidence.

Monday June 4, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am CDT