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Nawal Qarooni is an instructional leader, writer and adjunct professor who supports a holistic approach to literacy instruction education spaces across the country. Drawing on her work as an inquiry-based leader and as a mother, Nawal’s pedagogy is centered in the rich and authentic learning all families gift their children every day. She is the author of Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations: Exalting Home Experiences and Classroom Practices for Collective Care. She was a longtime classroom teacher in both Brooklyn and Chicago, and formerly a newspaper journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism, and Brooklyn College. She serves on the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Advisory Board, which funds powerful literacy programming in the world, and Reese Witherspoon's LitUp committee to select historically marginalized voices for publication.

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  • Storytelling in Education
  • Understanding Family Dynamics and Power Relations in Education
  • Cultural Responsiveness and Engagement Strategies
  • Celebrating Diversity through Storytelling
  • Building Strong Relationships with Family

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Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations: Exalting Home Experiences and Classroom Practices for Collective Care

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