MRA 2020 Saturday Keynote: Sara K. Ahmed

Sara K. Ahmed
Sara K. Ahmed

Sara K. Ahmed opens the 2020 Michigan Reading Association annual conference in Detroit, speaking Saturday, March 14, from 8:30-10:00.

She is the author of Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension. In her book, she identifies and unpacks the skills of social comprehension. She also co-authored Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry. You can hear more of her recent thinking in this Heinemann blog post/podcast.

I am convinced that every class of kids I work with is filled with change agents who will make this world the one we teach toward. I believe that my students will carry the work of doing right by this world into their own lives.

I’ll bet you believe this about your kids, too.

—Sara K. Ahmed

Sara is a literacy coach at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. She has taught in urban, suburban, public, independent, and international schools, where her classrooms were designed to help students consider their own identities and see the humanity in others. In the interview below, MRA conference coordinator Colby Sharp reviews Ahmed’s book, Be the Change.

You can follow her on Twitter at @SaraKAhmed.

Register now (through Eventbrite) to experience General Session Speakers including Ernest Morrell, Sara K. Ahmed, Cornelius Minor and Jennifer Serravallo. Also, choose to attend sessions with Featured Speakers such as Chad Everrett, “Gholdy” Muhammad and John Schu, or Featured Authors including  Donalyn Miller, Tara Michener and Carrie Pearson.

For more on the conference, visit our 2020 Annual Conference page.

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