Meet Yetta Goodman, our keynote Speaker for 2016
Yetta M. Goodman is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona, College of Education, Program of Language, Reading and Culture. This means she is supposed to be retired but she calls her continuing professional experiences: reengagement. She continues to consult with education departments and speaks at conferences regarding issues of language, teaching and learning. Her many publications in support of students and teachers focus on early literacy, miscue analysis and reading and writing processes. Her most recent publication is coauthored with colleagues Prisca Martens and Alan Flurkey: The Essential RMA: A Window into Readers’ Thinking. She has popularized the term kidwatching, encouraging teachers to be professional observers of the language and learning of their students and she continues to demonstrate miscue analysis and RMA with readers from diverse backgrounds. She is a past president of NCTE, CELT, and has served on the IRA Board of Directors. She is a past president, co-historian and member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Her whole language philosophy and extensive writing is focused on classrooms, students and teachers.
Dr. Goodman is author or co-author of several books, including: