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I'm thrilled to welcome fellow University of Oklahoma Ph.D. program student Christine Chapman to discuss some important steps to building trust in the classroom. This topic is especially important to me as a White woman serving diverse communities. I know this topic is important outside of my context since 80 percent of public school teachers

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When I consider AI apps like ChatGPT, I think about the possibilities for this technology to support students in being more effective writers. Recently, I listened to a great podcast with Michelle Boyd Waters and Aimée Myers (2023) on positioning AI apps as thinking partners (English Education, April 2023).

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