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Interviews with Literacy Leaders

Nile Stanley's Interviews

Interview with David Harrison:

Bugs Inspire Playful Poetry

Florida Reading Quarterly, Summer 2008



Rick WormeliInterview with Rick Wormeli:

The Intrepid Teacher: Compassionate, Witty and Wise

"Today's teacher needs to be 10% dog and pony show and 90% high standards!"

Florida Reading Quarterly, Winter 2006/2007


John ArchambaultInterview with John Archambault:

Making Words Sing is a Magical Thing

Teaching the Legacy of Bill Martin, Jr. (1914-2004) and Beyond

"We must harness the power of music to teach reading. Melody and song carry words along so that no child gets left behind."

Florida Reading Quarterly, Summer, 2006

Interview with Joe Torgesen:

Reading Instruction with Sense and Sensibility

"Respect for our profession will only increase as we become more effective in dealing with the instructional needs of all students. We [Reading First] are simply asking teachers to follow instructional protocols that have a basis in scientific evidence about reading growth and reading instruction."

Florida Reading Quarterly, Winter 2004/2005


Jonathan KozolInterview with Jonathan Kozol

Hold'en Fast to the Dream of Equal Education

"I consider segregated education in a democratic nation an abomination and I intend to keep on saying this to my dying day." 

Florida Reading Quarterly, Winter 2004


Interview with Lisa Delpit

"If teachers make judgments only according to the test being inflicted on the children by the schools, then they can misunderstand their children's brilliance."

Florida Reading Quarterly, December 2003


Nancy DodaInterview with Nancy Doda

"Middle school needs to be as rigorous as Harvard and as caring as kindergarten."

Florida Reading Quarterly, June 2002


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