[aisle] Faculty Book Group Using Fighting Words

Neha Thakkar nehathakkar114 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 11:36:14 CDT 2021

This is so cool! Can I join? 😁

I might reach out to the author herself, or look in the end notes, I think
she had some resources. I'd also encourage adults to bring their own
questions, and if you need a starting place:
How can you be a wolf for kids?
How can you give them a place to be wolves? (Protected/safe, environment,
Language for adults to respond to these types of issues, without sweeping
it under the rug/ignoring it/toxic positivity (this is geared for racist
comments, but could be a good starting point:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CP28RPGhgxm/) I also simply looked up child
abuse on Instagram and found other quick pics that could be good discussion
starters: https://www.instagram.com/__stopchildabuse__/
Also, I really like this image of levels of listening:
How can you look for signs of abuse and build relationships with kids so
they feel comfortable telling you/reaching out?
How do you build trust in adults for kids that don't see that at home?

Hope these help!

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On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 9:52 AM Holtz, Alan C. (BMS) via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Good morning collective,
> One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was get a faculty book club
> going that uses current YA novels. Well, I finally have funding to do such
> a thing! Whoot! Whoot! On top of that, we are offer my faculty professional
> development hours. Hence, in the fall, we will be starting our first
> faculty book club and it will debut with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s *Fighting
> Words*.
> The plan right now is to do 3 session with this novel. Session one,
> discussing the book from the perspective of a student. Session two,
> discussing Fighting Words from the view of an educator. The third will be
> to bring in an outside expert to discuss child abuse with our book club.
> Well, why I’m writing this is simple... I have found plenty of materials
> for the first and third sessions. What I am struggling with is finding an
> adult-centered discussion guild for it. Here’s what I am planning on using
> with the teachers for the youth perspective session.
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UvYW1fkYuwnGAE8dv8J8vaQF_Lb9L3EG/view?usp=sharing
> I don’t want to reinvent the wheel for the faculty one. Has anyone create
> one that they would like to share? Or do you have questions about *Fighting
> Words* that adults could discuss?
> Sincerely,
> Alan, Librarian serving Brooks Middle School
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> about education."
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