create with enthusiasm! 

 
 [Image: Alexandria looking into the camera and smiling wearing a beige cardigan and a blue floral dress]

[Image: Alexandria looking into the camera and smiling wearing a beige cardigan and a blue floral dress]

Alexandria Taylor

Alexandria Taylor (she/her) is a Seattle-based middle school teacher instructing English Language Arts and Social Studies for 7th and 8th grades.   A Portland-native, Alexandria graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University with an MA in Teaching, and Magna Cum Laude from Portland State University with a BA in English Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  In addition to her educational pursuits, Alexandria is a public speaker for disability activism and feminism, and has been a Featured Creator at VidCon US, focusing on empowerment for creators within digital and interpersonal spaces.  When she is not teaching, you can find her listening to podcasts, enjoying YouTube videos, or trying new recipes in the kitchen! 

 
 
 

Teaching Philosophy: Into Wild Places

 [Image: vertical stack of hard-copy books, including from bottom to top: The Hate U Give; When Dimple Met Rishi; The Sun Is Also a Star; You're Welcome, Universe; The Education of Margot Sanchez; Buffering; With Malice; If You Feel Too Much; We Are Okay; The Time Traveler's Wife; Radio Silence; Passenger; and Wayfarer]

[Image: vertical stack of hard-copy books, including from bottom to top: The Hate U Give; When Dimple Met Rishi; The Sun Is Also a Star; You're Welcome, Universe; The Education of Margot Sanchez; Buffering; With Malice; If You Feel Too Much; We Are Okay; The Time Traveler's Wife; Radio Silence; Passenger; and Wayfarer]

Connect Further!

 
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[Image: TagCloud of teaching vocabulary with words such as educational authors, podcasts, methods of teaching, and educational subjects]

When we have students read speeches, paintings, novels, works of nonfiction, magazines, and TED Talks, and other digital texts, we are not just teaching them reading skills. We are deepening their understanding of the world, which, in turn, makes them better readers.

—Kelly Gallagher, In the Best Interest of Students