Supporting Afterschool Literacy
Professional Development, Funding, and More
By Lena O. Townsend & Anne Lawrence
Think about something you love to do. Do you love to swim? Play piano or chess? Now think of something that you’re indifferent to or can’t do. That might also be swimming or playing piano or chess. Would you want to teach someone to swim or to play piano or chess if you had no interest in that activity or if you had repeatedly had negative experiences while trying to learn? No, you wouldn’t.
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