Episode #80 with Anita Jordan


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Anita Jordan is a skilled, caring professional to work with educational professionals building effective programs and strategies for Advanced Placement English.

In this episode you will learn:

how she knew she was best suited for teaching high school instead of middle school
why middle school kids are neither fish nor fowl
how she was able to get her students to think for themselves
why a teacher should not answer questions but provide more questions
how to do a cold reading in class and why that is so important
what a think aloud is and how to do it with your students
how to get students to read with all their faculties
why every class she taught was different

Anita's daughter, Hillary Jordan, is an acclaimed novelist. If you have not read Mudbound
I encouraged you to do so. It is one of the best novels I have read in the past five years.

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