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I've Got Something to Say

How student voices inform our teaching

by (author) David Booth

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Professional Development
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Classrooms where student voices count encourage students to be more engaged with their learning, and to connect to issues that will affect their education. In this timely book, teachers will learn how to inspire students to buy into their own learning by giving them a voice in determining, organizing, structuring, and responding to what is happening in the classroom. Throughout the book, transcripts from real children's classroom dialogues and conversations elaborate on a huge variety of classroom interactions. The book offers practical strategies that will engage students in thoughtful dialogue and discussion as a class, in groups, and with partners. Students will learn to recognize when they have a voice, when they are marginalized, and what they can do about being heard.

About the author

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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