Please join us for the second event in our new series of Shared Inquiry™ discussions for educators as we read and talk about Christina Tang-Bernas’s “\’in-glish\,” a first-person reflection on the experience of growing up Asian American with immigrant parents. The selection examines how language is so closely tied to the feeling of belonging. Along with fellow educators, you can read and enjoy the selection, share your opinions about its meaning, and listen to the deeply considered ideas of others.

This discussion will enable you to further probe experiences of and ideas about diversity, equity, and inclusion while you learn about Shared Inquiry. We are confident that you will leave the discussion with a great appreciation for how Shared Inquiry opens new doors of engagement, comprehension, and collaboration for your students and for you!

If you use Junior Great Books® in your classroom, join us to experience what your students do on a regular basis. If you have never participated in a Shared Inquiry discussion, now is a great time to find out why fellow educators are so dedicated to the method!

Learn more about Christina Tang-Bernas by visiting her website!

Register Today to Discuss “\’in-glish\”

Two time slots are available for this FREE Shared Inquiry discussion:

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 4:00–5:00 p.m. central time
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021, 3:00–4:00 p.m. central time

We hope to see you there!

Each discussion will be facilitated by a seasoned Great Books staff trainer, who will pose a thoughtful interpretive question to launch the discussion, then guide the group with expert follow-up questions. Like Junior Great Books students, you will:

  • Think carefully about the focus question
  • Write an answer and link it to evidence from the text
  • Share your opinions in a free-flowing discussion
  • Listen to the opinions of others and hear new perspectives
  • Have fun engaging in this wonderful process!

Please contact your Great Books Foundation educational consultant if you have any questions about the Shared Inquiry method or about Great Books professional development or classroom materials. We look forward to hosting you in our new discussion series!