Every Student Deserves to Feel Like a Hero

Most English teachers know the framework of the "Hero's Journey": an ordinary person is called on an unknown adventure, facing obstacles on their path to eventual transformation. In this session, participants will use the Hero's Journey as a lens to think about their students' journeys through school. Working together, they will identify the "weight" their students carry, brainstorm assets and strengths in their community, and share inspiration and vision with one another for how to help each student succeed. 

This workshop grew out of one school's desire to put ideas from this keynote speech into practice.