Join the Oregon Writing Project, the Center for Community Engagement/Lewis & Clark, and Portland Area Rethinking Schools for a celebration and book signing for Linda Christensen’s newly published book, Teaching for Joy and Justice.
Friday, September 18
4 – 6 p.m.
Great Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church
1624 NE Hancock, Portland
(Two blocks north of NE Broadway, between 16th and 17th)
Beverages and light snacks provided. Books will be available at a discount.
At 4:30 Linda will talk about Teaching for Joy and Justice. She will introduce a number of her students who will read their from work that appears in the book.
Linda Christensen, author of Reading, Writing, and Rising Up, is an editor of Rethinking Schools magazine and the director of the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College. In Portland she spent 24 years as a language arts teacher at Jefferson High School where she learned “to construct curriculum around ideas that connect students to their community and world.” She is a nationally known keynote speaker at education conferences for language arts, social justice, and writing.
Comments about Teaching for Joy and Justice:
“In these pages, Linda Christensen–consummate teacher and brilliant writer–shows us that, in the end, teaching well is about awakening and transformation. Thoroughly lively vignettes and stirring writing by both teacher and students, this book exudes hope and possibility.” — Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Linda Christensen gets it. She understands writing is a medium through which human beings convey their passions, hopes, and dreams.
Christensen provides practical advice to teachers with an understanding that when our students learn to write they experience a sense of joy and fulfillment.” — Pedro A. Noguera, professor, Dept. of Teaching & Learning, NYU