Why do I have to read this? What teacher doesn’t dread this question? It usually comes from our most disengaged students, like the class clown or the student who struggles to read and write at grade-level. Sometimes we hear it from a student who cries boredom, or one who is angry or apathetic. When we don’t know what else to try, it’s easy to become frustrated and give up on these challenging learners. But take heart! Author and educator Cris Tovani has spent her career figuring out how to entice challenging students back into the process of learning. In this thoughtful webinar, Cris Tovani will share her best secrets, lessons learned from big fails, and her most effective literacy and planning strategies that hook these hard-to-get learners.
Cris an internationally known consultant who focuses on issues of disciplinary reading and writing instruction. She was awarded the 2017 Thought Leader Award from the International Literacy Association. Cris has been an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. She is the author of five books, most recently Why do I Have to Read This? Cris has taught students from grades 1–12 and continues to study the “knowing-doing gap” by investigating how best practice research can be practically applied to a variety of instructional settings.