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.