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Faythe Beauchemin is a professor of childhood education specializing in the area of literacy. She is interested in how students and teachers use spoken and written language to build relationships and communities in classrooms that provide deep, academically excellent learning experiences while nurturing a sense of connectedness and intellectual excitement. She is committed to educational equity for students of color in public schooling and is interested in how daily moments of classroom literacy interactions hold the potential to bring language-minoritized students and their teachers together in a sense of relatedness and belonging.
Drawing on her own experiences as a classroom teacher, she is interested in building on what teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students are already doing in their own classrooms. Through collaboration, she works together with teachers in an effort to promote positive change for students’ and their teachers’ daily experiences of learning, teaching, living and being together.
As a professor of teacher education, she hopes to support preservice teachers as they grapple with the complexity of classroom interactions that unfold during literacy instruction and facilitate a view of the teaching and learning of literacy as continual intellectual work that is joyful and permeated with a sense of care for students, their families, their languages, and their communities.
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2019
M.Ed., Boston College, 2006
B.S., Lesley University, 2004
Beauchemin, F. (2019). Reconceptualizing classroom life as relational-key. In R. Beach & D. Bloome (Eds.) Languaging Relations for Transforming Literacy and the Language Arts Classroom. New York: Routledge.
Beach, R. & Beauchemin, F. (2019). Teaching Language as Action in the English Language Arts Classroom. New York: Routledge.
Bloome, D., Beauchemin, F., Brady, J., Buescher, E., Kim, M. & Schey, R. (2019). Anthropology of education, anthropology in education and anthropology for education, International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
Bloome, D. & Beauchemin, F. (2019). Classroom ethnography, International Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
Bloome, D. & Beauchemin, F. (2016). Languaging everyday life in classrooms, Literacy Research: Theory Method and Practice, 65, 152-165.