Vivian Chen is an independent instructional coach supporting schools with culturally responsive teaching practices, particularly in the area of literacy. She was a classroom teacher for 24 years, teaching students from first through eighth grades, before becoming a literacy coach and staff developer. You can find Vivian on IG at @learnwithviv or at her website learnwithvivian.com.
In this era of pressure to perform, Vivian Chen suggests slowing down as an act of intentionality, equity, and meeting the needs of all learners.
Vivian Chen offers useful tips for seasoned and new teachers when it comes to helping students engage in a turn-and-talk.