Literature Group & Social Time - Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Over 10 weeks, students will come together weekly with an experienced educator to have a social time, using a chapter from this acclaimed book as a focusing agent.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will gain comfort speaking in front of others, specifically around sharing their opinions. They will build their critical thinking skills and learn how to be supportive of others.
I've been a certified teacher for 30 years, including being the founder of a progressive middle & high school in Seattle (in 1994). I have a warm way of engaging with students who typically come away feeling cared for after attending one of my classes. I love helping students build social-emotional skills, and I love discussing literature with people. In this class, I get to do both!
Read one 15-20 page chapter of the book each week, what should take no more than 45 minutes to complete for an average reader.
The book "Look Both Ways" by Jason Reynolds
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Chapters in the book includes topics such as children dealing with parents having cancer and themes of bullying. In all cases, the themes are handled in a developmentally appropriate way that help this age group understand real-life issues. Children who read this book feel respected for being allowed to consider topics of which they are already aware. With support from the teacher, these topics help the children understand real-world issues without being expected to understand them as adults.


Andy Smallman, MA
Lives in the United States
I help young people tap into their inner wisdom.
912 total reviews
591 completed classes

About Me

I've been a certified teacher in Washington State since 1990, holding a Continuing Teacher Education Certificate with K-12 Special Ed, K-8 Elementary Ed, P-3 Early Childhood Special Ed, and P-3 Early Childhood Ed endorsements. 

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