David Miller: AP Literature Chief Reader

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David Miller -- Episode #87
An insightful thinker, an incredible scholar and well-respected English teacher at Mississippi College for more than two decades, David Miller received accolades as MC’s Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2013.
Miller graduated summa cum laude graduate at 3,400-student Nyack College that’s known as New York’s Christian college. Founded in 1882 in New York City as a training school for missionaries, the school bills itself as the first Bible college in North America. The Mississippi resident also received a master’s degree and doctorate from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.David also serves as the Chief Reader for the AP Literature and Composition exam.

You can follow on Twitter @Miller_DG

David has taught at Mississippi College for 26 years
graduate school is when he realized that the classroom is where he belonged
David recognizes the two types of mentors -- those we choose and those that are formally assigned to us
He admires the adaptability of high school teachers in comparison to higher ed
What David did when his students did not do the reading
How David puts himself out there and places him in situations to interact with students
Why it is so important to take risks
How texts are tools not entities in and of themselves
Why literature is a verb, not a noun
The goals of the AP Literature and Composition exam
How David plans a unit or a novel
What happens in the process of reading a complex text
Two books that teachers should read are:

Parker Palmer's The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst's Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

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