Advice to prospective teachers from Sharon G. Flake:
“Every community has its own way of speaking.” (Yet we judge. We judge. We judge, and students know when teachers are judging them.
“Young children will read. Just give them the right books.”
“Different doesn’t make it wrong.”
“Leave your stereotypes at the side of the road. Take our blinders off and give these students the right book. ” -Sharon Flake
YA author, Sharon G. Flake shares her story on how she became a writer. She also provides valuable advice for future teachers (and writers) on what ‘not’ to do. Take a look. (video comes via Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
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