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Peter H. Johnston

Author; Known for "Choice Words"

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 Peter H. Johnston Biography

Peter Johnston grew up and taught elementary school in New Zealand before coming to the United States to earn his Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois. At the time his plans did not include staying in the United States let alone getting married and raising a family. He now lives in Albany, New York, with his wife Tina, and a cat left behind by one of his (three) children returning briefly from college.

Peter's research and writing spring from his fascination with children's learning and, no less, teachers' teaching. Perversely, he believes that education is not simply about delivering information to children. He thinks it is more about building a just, caring society and that doing so will not detract from our more obviously pragmatic educational goals. In his most recent Stenhouse book, Choice Words, he uses his fascination with the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.

A professor at the State University of New York at Albany, Peter and his colleagues Becky Rogers and Cheryl Dozier recently researched their own teaching of beginning teachers in Critical Literacy/Critical Teaching: Tools for Preparing Responsive Teachers. Knowing Literacy, his most recent book on assessment, arose from his interest in the ways assessment teaching and learning are linked. His research on assessment has given him reason to be skeptical of high-stakes testing because of its effects on teaching and learning.

When asked to describe himself as a writer, he says that he "binges." While not recommended, this approach has resulted in some eight books and about fifty research articles, along with occasional awards from professional organizations. Some of this, of course, is accounted for by age. The departure of his youngest daughter into a teacher education program, along with his recent election to the Reading Hall of Fame, asserts his "old fart" status.

Beyond his family, research, soccer, singing, and humor sustain him. Failing that, a glass of chardonnay helps.

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Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives

Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives

Speaking Topics
  • Building intellectually, socially and emotionally healthy learning communities

    While we are busy teaching children towards academic standards, they are busy becoming human beings, constructing identities and relationships within the daily life of the classroom. The ways we organize classroom life and the language of the classroom have a powerful influence on what children learn and who they become. Fortunately, teaching toward social and emotional wellbeing is also the foundation for accelerating intellectual development.

  • Engagement, Learning Communities and Children’s Development

    Research shows that focusing on learners’ engagement affects their development, individually and collectively, and the qualities of the learning community. Seemingly small changes in classroom language and practice can affect students’ academic learning, but more importantly leverage larger changes in school behavior, self-regulation, literacy learning, and, among other things, happiness (yes, happiness).

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Peter H. Johnston

Author; Known for "Choice Words"

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Albany, NY, USA
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Peter H. Johnston Biography

Peter Johnston grew up and taught elementary school in New Zealand before coming to the United States to earn his Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois. At the time his plans did not include staying in the United States let alone getting married and raising a family. He now lives in Albany, New York, with his wife Tina, and a cat left behind by one of his (three) children returning briefly from college.

Peter's research and writing spring from his fascination with children's learning and, no less, teachers' teaching. Perversely, he believes that education is not simply about delivering information to children. He thinks it is more about building a just, caring society and that doing so will not detract from our more obviously pragmatic educational goals. In his most recent Stenhouse book, Choice Words, he uses his fascination with the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.

A professor at the State University of New York at Albany, Peter and his colleagues Becky Rogers and Cheryl Dozier recently researched their own teaching of beginning teachers in Critical Literacy/Critical Teaching: Tools for Preparing Responsive Teachers. Knowing Literacy, his most recent book on assessment, arose from his interest in the ways assessment teaching and learning are linked. His research on assessment has given him reason to be skeptical of high-stakes testing because of its effects on teaching and learning.

When asked to describe himself as a writer, he says that he "binges." While not recommended, this approach has resulted in some eight books and about fifty research articles, along with occasional awards from professional organizations. Some of this, of course, is accounted for by age. The departure of his youngest daughter into a teacher education program, along with his recent election to the Reading Hall of Fame, asserts his "old fart" status.

Beyond his family, research, soccer, singing, and humor sustain him. Failing that, a glass of chardonnay helps.

Peter H. Johnston Videos

  • Peter Johnston- Literacy, Learning, Thinking and Classroom ...

Peter H. Johnston Books

Peter H. Johnston Speaking Topics

  • Building intellectually, socially and emotionally healthy learning communities

    While we are busy teaching children towards academic standards, they are busy becoming human beings, constructing identities and relationships within the daily life of the classroom. The ways we organize classroom life and the language of the classroom have a powerful influence on what children learn and who they become. Fortunately, teaching toward social and emotional wellbeing is also the foundation for accelerating intellectual development.

  • Engagement, Learning Communities and Children’s Development

    Research shows that focusing on learners’ engagement affects their development, individually and collectively, and the qualities of the learning community. Seemingly small changes in classroom language and practice can affect students’ academic learning, but more importantly leverage larger changes in school behavior, self-regulation, literacy learning, and, among other things, happiness (yes, happiness).

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  • How to book Peter H. Johnston?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter H. Johnston for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter H. Johnston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter H. Johnston or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Peter H. Johnston?

    Booking fees for Peter H. Johnston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Peter H. Johnston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Peter H. Johnston?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter H. Johnston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter H. Johnston for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Peter H. Johnston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter H. Johnston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Peter H. Johnston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Building intellectually, socially and emotionally healthy learning communities and Engagement, Learning Communities and Children’s Development. The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter H. Johnston for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Peter H. Johnston generally travels from Albany, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Karin Chenoweth, Mark Perna, Jaime Casap, N.K. Jemisin and Dr. Sharroky Hollie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter H. Johnston for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter H. Johnston Speaker Videos

  • Peter Johnston- Literacy, Learning, Thinking and Classroom ...

Peter H. Johnston Speaking Topics

  • Building intellectually, socially and emotionally healthy learning communities

    While we are busy teaching children towards academic standards, they are busy becoming human beings, constructing identities and relationships within the daily life of the classroom. The ways we organize classroom life and the language of the classroom have a powerful influence on what children learn and who they become. Fortunately, teaching toward social and emotional wellbeing is also the foundation for accelerating intellectual development.

  • Engagement, Learning Communities and Children’s Development

    Research shows that focusing on learners’ engagement affects their development, individually and collectively, and the qualities of the learning community. Seemingly small changes in classroom language and practice can affect students’ academic learning, but more importantly leverage larger changes in school behavior, self-regulation, literacy learning, and, among other things, happiness (yes, happiness).

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