“There are books about writing conferences, and others about reading conferences. In the life of a classroom however, any teacher doing one is also doing the other,” says Feigelson. In Radical Listening, he not only provides frameworks for conducting reading and writing conferences separately, but also makes concrete suggestions for how teachers might connect the two.

In a few strategy-packed chapters, Feigelson reframes the typical, go-nowhere conference, showing teachers how to turn their one-on-one work with students into powerful assessment and growth opportunities. Practical resources are also included, such as sample conferences, if/then strategies, rubrics, tips, and record keeping forms for starting conferences and keeping them going.

“Dan understands that the most transformative and memorable moments in a classroom are not those when an educator is presenting to the whole class. They are the moments when an educator takes the time to see, to hear, and to teach an individual student,”says Cornelius Minor, a Brooklyn-based educator, author and advocate.
Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins works in schools and presents in conferences all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the early childhood settings through middle school. She is the co-author, along with Janine Bempechat of Not This But That: No More Mindless Homework (Heinemann, 2017). She co-authored, with Matt Glover, I Am Reading: Nurture Meaning-Making and Joyful Engagement with Texts (Heinemann, 2015). Kathy's other books include Reading for Real: Teach Children to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2008) and Growing Readers: Units of Study in Primary Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2004). Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she taught in Brooklyn, New York. Kathy and her family live in Durham, New Hampshire.
Dan Feigelson
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a principal, teacher, literacy coach, curriculum writer, and superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he leads institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national and international conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in New York City and Columbia County, New York. Follow Dan on Twitter @danfeigelson
20th March 2022

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