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I Am Malala, Young Readers Edition: A Book Club

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Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(367)
Read along with us as we learn the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, a young activist who refused to be silenced by the Taliban when they said that girls could not attend school in her region.

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US Grade 6 - 9
My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I live in the Kansas City area with my husband, two daughters and two cats.  I am a former elementary teacher and gifted education specialist.  I have been “home” since my second daughter was born, but have remained active in the field of education by teaching educational summer camps out of my home, tutoring and teaching at a homeschool enrichment program. 

My professional priorities center around student-led learning.  It’s my strong conviction that supporting children as they learn, rather than dictating how and what they learn, is the way to encourage their inborn patterns of curiosity, wonder and problem-solving that will serve them well in all stages of being human.  

While my own children attend public school, we very much view education as something we own and must take personal responsibility for.  We work hard at educational advocacy within the public school context.  I teach my daughters to communicate with their teachers, ask for what they need and request amended or extended: depth, duration and scope of projects, units, skills and personal areas of interest.  

Gifted Education services often provide these things for students who have been identified as such, but these standards and the definition of “giftedness” vary from state to state, based generally on funding, and doesn’t allow for many students to qualify.  This leaves an enormous group of students who have “need of different” but no access to a more open-ended and curiosity-led education.  

Out School, and other platforms like it, allow students who are enrolled in public schools to adapt their learning modalities and pursue interests and learning pathways that intrigue their own very unique minds.  This is great, but certainly not financially accessible to all.  Teaching students to participate in Independent Study, in its various formats, allows them to continue on in their own investigations of an amazing planet and human experience, studying past, present and future as they forge their own path.  

*All class times are approximate. Class length varies based on student ability and number of enrolled learners. Classes are designed so that they will not run longer than the time allotted.*

*Late/Missed Class Policy* All courses will begin on time as long as one learner is in the classroom. In the event that no students are in the classroom at the assigned class time, the teacher will leave a message on the discussion board and exit after 10 min. Class recordings are available upon request.
Each student will need:

-a copy of the book: *Make sure it is the "Young Readers Edition"
https://www.amazon.com/Am-Malala-Education-Changed-Readers/dp/0316327913

-access to a computer/printer to print out documents provided by teacher
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The content of this book addresses some mature themes as it relates to Taliban violence inflicted on people.  There is talk of gun fire, shootings, bombings, fires etc.  Feel free to read this book WITH your child as you support him/her as needed.  This is the "young readers edition" so much of the violence has been made less overt, but violence and terrorism IS a major theme/character in the first half of Malala's story.  If it feels to heavy for your child, wait a bit.  
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(367)
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**Beginning August of 2024 I will no longer be teaching classes during the school year months, as I have taken a job teaching full-time at a middle school.  I will still be offering classes in the summer months.  Please reach... 
Group Class

$108

for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
60 min

Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
3-10 learners per class

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