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Member Spotlight: Joan Wink

Joan WinkThe Power of StoryTAA member Joan Wink is Professor Emerita at California State University, Stanislaus and is both a textbook and academic author in the ESL, TESOL, curriculum & instruction, education, literacy, pedagogy, language acquisition, and critical pedagogy writing disciplines.

Her most recent publications include The Power of Story (2018) Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World (2011, 4e) Pearson, Teaching Passionately: What’s Love Got To Do With It? (2004) AllynBacon/Pearson, A Vision of Vygotsky (2002) AllynBacon/Pearson, and scores of academic refereed publications, years of presentations and keynotes, and her blog, WinkWorld, since 2002.

What are you currently working on?
A new book on literacy. The working title is Begin With A Book: How To Get Kids to Love Reading.

Share a recent accomplishment.
I was appointed to the South Dakota Board of Regents, 2017. Last book published in 2018.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?
Read a lot.

What is your best TAA experience so far?
Santa Fe, NM 2018. This is my first and only TAA experience, but certainly not my last. Loved the group.