News Topic: Melissa Wetzel

Coaching in Communities: A Groundbreaking Approach to Equity-Focused Teacher Training
May. 10, 2023
Melissa Wetzel shares her insights on justice-focused coaching and presents a new training model to help transform learning and disrupt systems of oppression.

Is the Literacy Crisis Real?
Nov. 21, 2018
Melissa Wetzel, associate professor of language and literacy, shares research-based ideas about the literacy “crisis” and how understanding diverse literacies is a stronger educational approach.

Mirrors and Windows: Including Race in Literacy Instruction Opens Up the World
May. 02, 2018
On a Thursday afternoon last fall, approximately 20 pre-service teachers arrived for class at Guerrero-Thompson Elementary in Austin. They were students in the College of Education enrolled in Literacy Methods, a course on reading methods in elementary school. Their initial assignment: critically analyze non-fiction texts. The goal was for the pre-service teachers…