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What's Your STORRI? Teachers Using Narrative to Unpack Wobble Moments in their Practice

As you teach, invariably you will encounter wobble moments, those instances where a student says or does something that causes you to stop and pay attention. These moments, if captured in a narrative and reflected on systematically, can provide profound insight into how you teach and how your students learn.

In this workshop, we will explore wobble moments, examine examples of narratives depicting such moments, write your own wobble story, and use an oral inquiry process to help you gain multiple perspectives on your classroom. In addition, we will explore the STORRI website as a possible destination for sharing wobble stories. Open to teachers of all subject areas and grades.


Bob Fecho was a fellow in the first summer institute of the Philadelphia Writing Project. He founded and co-directed the Red Clay Writing Project with JoBeth Allen and is a professor of English education at Teachers College, Columbia University where his work continues to focus on issues of language, identity, sociocultural perspectives, and dialogical pedagogy as they relate to adolescent literacy among marginalized populations.

His first book, "Is This English? Race, Language, and Culture in the Classroom," received the James N. Britton Award (CEE/NCTE) recognizing exemplary studies published by English/language arts teachers. Other single, co-authored, or co-edited books include "Writing in the Dialogical Classroom" (contains profiles of Red Clay teachers); "Teaching Outside the Box but Inside the Standards" (co-researched with Red Clay teachers); "Teaching for the Students;" and "Dialoguing across Cultures, Identities, and Learning." Along with Lora Hawkins, he also created and maintains the STORRI website.

This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series and is an opportunity for teachers to receive in-depth training on important literacy education issues from teacher consultants who are experienced presenters and experts in their fields.


Cost: $45

Registration and cancellation deadline: April 6

Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

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