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Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 24, Episode 11

The NCTE Voices from the Middle Podcast is a radio show featuring middle level ELA teachers from across the United States, practitioner-leaders in our field, YA and middle grades authors, and other surprise guests. Some podcasts tie to specific issues of the print publication Voices from the Middle, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Music by Lee Rosevere.

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In this episode, Alex Corbitt and Gretchen Taylor talk with Chris Lehman about his experiences working in schools, speaking with a new generation of teachers, and what culturally relevant books he is reading. In addition, he talks about the value of making time to talk with students in order to better understand their world and the way they see it. In a new segment of Voices from the Bookshelf, Beth Shaum's students from St. Francis Cabrini Middle School in Allen Park, MI, share their thoughts on books they have been reading with a new round of Twitter Book Talks. Claire discusses Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher, Derek discusses Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, Joey discusses Wizards of the Game by David Lubar, Leo discusses his views on All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, and Lily discusses Smile by Raina Telgemeier.

NCTE's Commission for Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline 

Chris Lehman's interview with Chad Everett

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