Earlier, I wrote about how I wanted to use this blog space to reflect on possible resources and strategies teachers could use in their own classrooms. I've written about resources in Episode 1 & 2 with Mike Rose and resources in Episode 3 with Stephanie Vie. Some resource posts are going to be filled with book and article recommendations, while others will offer strategies and tips for pedagogical practices and activities.
In Episode 4, Steve Parks talks about his commitment to community partnerships and establishing relationships with local organizations. He also shares how he attempts to create a classroom community that is democratic and dialogic. I decided to separate those two threads and identify key points in hopes of providing resources for teachers interested in this type of work.
On establishing and developing community partnerships
On building a classroom community that is democratic and dialogic
Steve also mentioned Raymond Williams' "Cultures is Ordinary." You can read that here. And please feel free to read the whole episode transcript to learn more about both these threads.
I hope this helps.