Episode 21 | You Have Agency w/ Lorena Germán

Since y’all kept stressing me about bringing Lorena Germán back on the podcast, I found a way to do it without giving her an opportunity to turn my interview into a flirt session with me! This is the shortest episode that I have published, yet it is fruitful. This is an excerpt from her Textured Teaching presentation several months ago at the ICTE (Iowa Council of Teachers of English) Conference. In this excerpt Lorena emphasizes the fact that You Have Agency!

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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