Podcast Episode: Angela Stockman – Wizard of Writing, Storytelling, and Inspiring Others to Share Their Story



Angela Stockman can help us all with our reading skills K-12 however, it is in writing, expressing your thoughts, ideas and telling stories across a myriad of modalities that Angela has really lived, breathed and worked with teachers and students for most of her life.  Angela believes we all have stories, our stories are important, and there are a myriad of ways we can tell our stories.  Her Writer’s Workshops, books, and sessions provide all educators (and parents) with inspiration and procedures (including assessments) that create an environment where even the most reluctant can see a path to sharing their story.

Angela contributed three books to the “Hack Learning Series”, Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms, Make Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies That Turn Writers’s Workshop Into a Maker Space and Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind.

Angela has also completed three books specific to the writing process in the classroom:

Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom: Reluctance, Resistance, and Strategies that Make a Difference.

The Writing Workshop Teacher’s Guide to Multimodal Composition (K-5)

The Multimodal Workshop Teacher’s Guide to Multimodal Composition (6-12)

Angela is one of the three founding leaders with Matt Johnson and Rebekah O’Dell, behind “Camp ReWrite 2023” an online weekly series of recorded professional development sessions and resources with a steller list of guests and hosts. In Alberta we at ARPDC have created an “Alberta Campground” of Camp ReWrite – Alberta Teachers can register for this amazing opportunity here: https://www.sapdc.ca/program/10927 .


Other books discussed in this episode

Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography by David Ulrich

Taylor Jenkins-Reed  – Malibu Rising , Evelyn Hugo, Carey Soto is Back

Angela also recommends the Loose Parts books by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsk, Writing Redefined: Broading Our Ideas of What it Means to Compose by Shawna Coppola, A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts by Rebecca O’Dell and Allison Marchetti.