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- Does this make sense? I get energy from smiling and saying hi to students in the hall who I don't know. #engchat 1 day ago
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- Can I just say, #engchat is always a great energizer. 1 day ago
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Although it might be too soon to validly reflect on Writers Week XVIII, our school’s just-concluded annual celebration of writing, I should try to see through the exhilaration and exhaustion for some insights into why this week means so much to … Continue reading
“Good morning.” “Hello.” “Thanks.” “You’re welcome.” “Have some fun today.” Those are usually the first words I hear or say at school each day. These exchanges set the tone pretty well for what will follow when the bells start … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who attended our presentations at NCTE this weekend. If you’re looking for the handouts, scroll down any time! Tony Romano and I were happy to see our friends Jodi Douglas Moeller and Douglas Jameson from Hazelwood West … Continue reading
After our in-class reading time today, my English II class had a few spare minutes. I wrote on the board “Why Read?” and asked this group of sophomores, “Why do we read books? What good does it do?” Hands shot … Continue reading
Tomorrow I begin my 32nd year of teaching. I wish I had a crystal ball to see what the school year will hold—the high and low points, the most challenging and most memorable students, the ways that my teaching and … Continue reading
This week our family saw an exhibition about public art in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on important works of art enjoyed daily by thousands of Chicagoans and visitors to the city. In the Loop you can find … Continue reading
Here is a fun, easy way to use Wordle toward the end of discussing a novel, short story, poem, or play. Today I presented my students with this question: “What is The Joy Luck Club Really About?” They wrote a … Continue reading
My first year of teaching was twenty-nine years ago, so when one of our newly hired colleagues emailed last spring requesting advice and ideas for starting the school year, I appreciated the opportunity to provide her with a few thoughts … Continue reading