Interview with Author and Educator, Rukhsanna Guidroz

Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who Teach

Mar 18 2022 • 1 hr 9 mins

The brave and reflective, Rukhsanna Guidroz, talks about the importance of bringing newspapers into classrooms, the power of a color-coded plot grid, and how engaging in social media can open up career doors.

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Rukhsanna Guidroz generously donated a picture book critique to a lucky podcast listener. There are several ways to enter: 1) Tweet or retweet this episode and be sure to tag Rukhsanna and me, 2) Go to and make a comment on this episode’s post, 3) Make a comment about the episode on our Chalk + Ink Facebook page; and 4) Become a Chalk + Ink Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters are automatically entered into each giveaway. In order to enter the giveaway, these actions must be completed by midnight on Friday, March 25th. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 1st, on the podcast as well as on Twitter and on our Facebook page.

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