Shifting Paradigms Starting with Self

Authors

  • Megan Lewis Georgia State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.44

Keywords:

Language variation, English language learners, Community of practice

Abstract

In this article, a practicing teacher and doctoral student reflects on her attitudes about variations of English and how those attitudes influenced the relationships she had with past students. She also discusses how interactions with those students caused her attitudes to shift and change while giving advice to current classroom teachers. 

Author Biography

Megan Lewis, Georgia State University

Megan Lewis is a 6th grade ELA teacher and doctoral student at Georgia State University.

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Published

10/31/2016

How to Cite

Lewis, M. (2016). Shifting Paradigms Starting with Self. GATESOL Journal, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.44

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Section

Personal Stories & Perspectives – Have Your Say