Jeff Wilhelm Keynote – WSRA Convention 2013

  1. The wireless is working, ready to share great information from #WSRA13. First up: Jeff Wilhelm
  2. Great kickoff to WSRA by Jeff Wilhelm & his message of opportunity in CCSS to take curriculum wider to transform lives
  3. I like the CCSS. But I have critiques. – Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  4. Humor reframes perspectives. We must teach for our own personal growth and personal growth of our students- Jeff Wilhelm #wsra
  5. “We must teach for our own personal growth and the personal growth of our students.” Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  6. We must teach to ourselves and the grow of our students #WSRA13 Jeff Wilhelm
  7. #wsra13 Love this: We must teach for our own personal growth and the personal growth of our students. Jeff Wilhelm
  8. One minute into the keynote and I’ve already bought Jeff Wilhelm’s new book. Sorry, @donopolis. #wsra13
  9. “What is your real bottom line? How is what you’re doing every day serving your bottom line?” Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  10. Jeff Wilhelm talking about teaching with urgency and education being a global concern is both terrifying and invigorating. #wsra13
  11. Move from essential questions to existential questions – about HOW to be in the world. – Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  12. Literacy is relational–we become the characters’ friends. -Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  13. Literacy response as a path towards wisdom in all wisdom traditions – Jeff Wilhelm #wsra
  14. Bruce Novak’s literacy response as a path toward wisdom: 1) Evoke Experience, 2) Connect, 3) Reflect – Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  15. How are you teaching for wisdom and use? # Jeff Wilhelm #wsra wsra2013
  16. literature and curriculum is about life and living #WSRA13 Jeff Wilhelm
  17. How are you teaching for wisdom & use?…make teaching about life & living. Even w/in the common core. Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  18. @Joesanfelippofc “We must teach for our own personal growth and the personal growth of our students.” Jeff Wilhelm #fallcreekpd
  19. RT @Principal_RLHS: “we need to make literature about life and living” Willhelm #WSRA13
  20. Students need to read and learn in search of higher purposes. Otherwise you are just doing school. – Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  21. Use a Frayer Model (graphic organizer) to better understand a concept and existential questions. – Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  22. New Student/Refugee Parent Project – Collaborative writing to create family welcoming documents; in 70 languages. – Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  23. Engage in substantive content and work toward higher purposes while meeting the CCSS in reading and writing. -Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  24. “Make the work of school joyful play” & “go slow to go deep” Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13 must. remember. this!!
  25. The CCSS will allow us to go slower and deeper in our teaching, if we grab the opportunity, Jeff Wilhelm #WSRA13
  26. We cannot transform unless we listen to someone else Jeff Wilhelm #wsra #wsra2013
  27. Classrooms need to be “third spaces” – integration of home and school, places for dialogue. -Jeff Wilhelm, #WSRA13
  28. Tragedy in education is how easily it could be different-Jeff Wilhelm #wsra #wsra2013
  29. Make school “3rd spaces” = not home, not school, not the world, but a place where all 3 CONNECT -Jeff Wilhelm #wsra13
  30. Jeff Wilhelm gave me hope that school still can b about more than testing. Show students why u love your content. Bring them along. #wsra13
  31. Completely inspired by Jeff Wilhelm, keynote speaker…my students won’t know what’s hit ’em. #wsra

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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