Episode 20 | Exploring Textured Teaching w/ Lorena Germán

Well… I tried to keep the interview focused on Textured Teaching but your girl Lorena was wildin’ (dropped the “g” because she was out of control)!

Nonetheless, before she snuck in to give me a kiss, we managed to discuss:

    ◦    The impact of Textured Teaching since being published in Sept 2021
    ◦    What has surprised her along the way
    ◦    Textured Teaching can being utilized on the college/university level

I hope y’all enjoy this interview because it might be the last! I ain’t gon’ let Lorena turn Our Classroom into Love & Hip Hop! Sorry, not sorry!

Lorena Germán is a two time nationally awarded Dominican American educator focused on anti racist and anti bias education. She has taught English Language Arts from 6th through 12th grades in both public and private schools. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NCTE’s journals, ASCD, and more. She’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts through which she encourages teachers to work toward an inclusive ELA curriculum. As Co-Founder and Academic Director at Multicultural Classroom she leads professional development for teachers and creates teaching materials with and for leading literacy organizations. Lorena is also the Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. She lives in Tampa, Florida.

This episode is sponsored by Heinemann --- a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, kindergarten through college.

Textured Teaching by author Lorena Germán is a must read book! 

This secondary professional learning guide will help you:

  • Implement social justice work while building literacy skills 
  • Add layers of “texture” into the English curriculum inclusive of diversity
  • Create a framework for teaching and learning centered in love

“In our fight for positive social transformation, we nurture and sustain students’ hearts through the tool of books.”

Learn more and purchase Textured Teaching now at Heinemann.com

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