Story as a Transactional Space for Teachers and Students: Examining How a Second-Year English Teacher Made Meaning Before, During, and After Teaching through Stories Lived and Told

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National Council Teachers of English

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Washington, D.C.

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Conference Presentation


School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service


Drawing from a longitudinal (2008-2012) study of teachers’ meaning making, this presentation illustrates how one beginning English teacher drew from stories lived in order to re-envision scripted curriculum and frame student needs while planning, to create space for students to co-construct meaning while teaching, and to construct efficacy and identity after teaching.

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