Preserving Agency and Esteem in Developing Readers
Amy Knight, M.Ed.
- How do we create equitable, exciting learning environments for kids where they feel seen, respected, and empowered?
- How can we integrate our knowledge of the developmental stages of our students as we teach literacy to readers who are behind in their reading skills?
- How do we protect our students from the shame that is so prevalent among developing readers?
In this webinar, Amy shares how understanding the developmental stages of learners – and using this understanding to design research-based literacy instruction – ensures students are supported, respected, and encouraged as they learn. Amy explains and offers examples of how embedding opportunities for student choice empowers them and supports feelings of competence and relevance among their peers. Amy also reviews psychosocial factors that relate to building independence, and why being mindful of these factors helps to protect developing readers from shame.