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Amplify Student Voices Through Expression-Driven Teaching

This workshop will introduce you to Expression-Driven Teaching, an inclusive facilitation method that shifts the conversation away from, "How can I get students to talk?" to, "How can I create welcoming, brave spaces where every young person can express who they are and discover who they want to become?" You will learn practical techniques to facilitate different forms of oral expression, such as debate, storytelling, poetry, presentation, self-advocacy and listening, to create active, equitable classrooms that drive social and emotional learning. Oral literacy is key to cultivating a kinder, more thoughtful society with people who can speak clearly and listen deeply, so this workshop will help you prepare your students to be ready to speak, even when it is scary.

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About the Authors

AnnMarie Baines, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Bay Area nonprofit organization The Practice Space, which elevates underrepresented voices and supports young people and adults in developing authentic, clear, and engaging voices through public speaking. In addition to more than 20 years of experience coaching public speaking in West Contra Costa, California, and Boston Public Schools, she has held faculty positions at San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley. She is a two-time winner of the competitive Title Nine Pitchfest Nonprofit Edition. Baines received her PhD in learning sciences from University of Washington, her teaching credential from Boston Teacher Residency, and a master’s degree in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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