This conversation is with Dr Katie Cunningham, an Associate Professor of Literacy and English Education at Manhattanville College where she teaches literacy methods, teacher research, and children’s literature courses.
Katie is the author of “Start With Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness” and “Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning.” She is the co-author of “Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools” as well as “The Classroom Bookshelf”, a weekly School Library Journal blog dedicated to children’s and young adult literature.
In this conversation, Katie describes the 7 pillars at the heart of joyful literacy experiences – connection, choice, challenge, play, story, discovery and movement – and we chat about how each pillar transfers beautifully to athlete development.
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