E46 – Critical Literacy with Meg Jones

Hello, and welcome to Episode 46 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Meg Jones. Meg and I met at Edcamp St. Augustine where she started a conversation about Critical Literacy. I was really impressed with what she had to say during the discussion in St. Augustine and I asked her to join me on the podcast. She is a PreK through 12th grade Technology Integration Coach, supporting instruction with technology.

Meg and I talk about Critical Literacy, what we can learn from the Parkland Students, the importance of reading critically and accepting and understanding biases, the problems with where we are placing the blame in education, and seeing kids as people.

I need to apologize for the audio on this one. I’m really not sure what happened here. Best I can tell the program I used was acting glitchy that day and accelerated by audio for some reason. Whatever the cause, later recordings with other guests don’t have the same issue, so I guess it’s fixed. If you are someone who listens on accelerated speed, I wouldn’t recommend that on this episode.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 46 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Meg Jones.

 

Meg, I really appreciate the perspective you give to this topic. I knew nothing about Critical Literacy before Edcamp St. Augustine, and you sparked a thirst for learning in me, and I hope my audience as well.

If you want to connect with Meg, you can find her on Twitter @MrsMJ1218 or on her blog at MegJonesFL.wordpress.com. She is also a regular participant on #EdTechAfterDark, Monday nights at 10 PM EST.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at BradShreffler.com/Feedback.

Until next week, think about the biases you have and how they impact your thoughts.

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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