Research

 

My current research explores using picture books to explore ideas about freedom and human flourishing. If you would like me to present at a conference or school, please feel free to contact me. I love working with learners of all ages.

Guerra, S. (2024). Stories Unlocked. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for History Education, Cleveland, Ohio.

Guerra, S. (2023). Exploring Freedom in Picture Books. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for History Education, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Guerra, S. (2022). Tell Me More: How Civil Discourse in the Classroom Supports Students’ Mental Health. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Classical Education Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Guerra, S. (2022). Parent Education Series. Training presented through the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism.

Guerra, S. (2022). The Pro-Human Classroom. Training presented through the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism.

Guerra, S. (2018). Young Adult Fiction for At-Risk Teens. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Washington State Literacy Association, Everett, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2016). Wacky Character Workshop. Workshop presented at the annual Young Writers Conference, Bremerton, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2015). Using Picture Books to Engage At-Risk Teen Writers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of ILA, St. Louis, Missouri.

Guerra, S. (2015). Panel: From Critique to Collaboration. SCBWI Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Panel: Editing and Revising Your Writing. Burlington Public Library, Burlington, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013) Panel: Staying Sane in the Digital Age. Northwest Literary Festival, Kirkland, Washington.

Guerra, S. (2013). Building Literacy with At-Risk Teens. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Guerra, S. (2012). Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth in Literacy Instruction, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (55)5, p 385-394.

Guerra, S. (2010). Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth, PNLA Quarterly, 74:5.

Guerra, S. (2010). Teaching with Urban Fiction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WORD, Redmond, WA.

Guerra, S. (2010). The Transformative Potential of Young Adult Urban Fiction for Incarcerated Youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of WLA/PNLA, Victoria, Canada.

 

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