GARY ANDERSONThanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your time reading and commenting here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Hey, Kids! Your Twitter Is Showing!
- Our Book Graffiti Wall
- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- Lessons Learned from Donalyn Miller’s READING IN THE WILD
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- Review: TWERP by Mark Goldblatt
- But What If We Try?
- "The New/Newer/Newest Colossus"
- Let's Have Some Fun
- Zapping Apathy with College Application Essays
- RT @eastro1: Stole Reading Biography idea from @teacherman82 So much book convo created. &Timed it before 1stvisit to library! http://t.co/… 10 hours ago
- RT @MsUrbanatTHN: Borrowed the book graffiti wall idea from @AndersonGL. Filling the wall with our favorite book quotes. http://t.co/AAKz3V… 10 hours ago
- RT @MeenooRami: Have you seen the Daily Poem #engchat project? - Share and Contribute. ow.ly/Aufjk Pls. RT. 13 hours ago
- 4 of 5 stars to Veeck--As In Wreck by Bill Veeck goodreads.com/review/show/10… 14 hours ago
- RT @khurckes: If you want to tweet with your class, here is a letter to explain the process to parents. docs.google.com/a/dg58.org/doc… #dg58learns 20 hours ago
- Friendly reminder --> Hey, Kids! Your Twitter Is Showing! wp.me/p1jDNg-up 21 hours ago
- RT @morejvan: Seniors 1st-day hook: It's the home stretch. Beyond Beowulf, what do you NEED? Great talk about real world concerns. WE got t… 1 day ago
- @CBethM @yaloveblog @_briank_ @MeenooRami Principal told me those who present at a conference get less out of it than other attendees. #nope 1 day ago
- @yaloveblog @_briank_ @CBethM @MeenooRami My principal denied all funding and required me to take personal leave last year to attend NCTE. 1 day ago
- @_briank_ @CBethM @MeenooRami @yaloveblog Alas, no. NCTE does not provide a discount for presenters, although that would be awesome. 1 day ago
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Tag Archives: students
On the last day of the last year at the school where I’ve worked for a very long time, it seems sort of oddly perfect to be sitting by myself in a room monitoring detention students who are not here, … Continue reading
On Monday evening, May 12, I hope colleagues near and far will join me for #engchat on Twitter. The topic is “English Teachers and Families.” We will focus on how the lives of families—those of our students as well as … Continue reading
I’ve read quite a bit lately about the many issues plaguing education. What a refreshing change to read a book by an author who understands all of that, sees through the morass, and cares enough about her profession to help … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning our school begins Writers Week XX, our annual celebration of writing. During every period of the day for an entire week our auditorium will be the setting for a session about what writing is and what it means … Continue reading
Review: UNLEASHING THE POSITIVE POWER OF DIFFERENCES: POLARITY THINKING IN OUR SCHOOLS by Jane A. G. Kise
Some of the most frustrating experiences for educators result from pendulum swings—those predictable actions and reactions that come from programming launched in response to the weaknesses of a previous program that was itself developed to address the weaknesses of what … Continue reading
It took me a long time before I could say, “I am a writer.” I now proudly claim that Writer mantle because I spend a fair amount of time stringing together words, trying to say something worthwhile as engagingly as … Continue reading
Most English teachers have heard some variation of “Does this need to have a title?” Although it seems like a yes-or-no question, my stock answer is “A title provides an excellent opportunity to set up your readers with some expectations … Continue reading
In most school subjects, the learning is linear and cumulative: Students learn a concept, and then they build on it. And then we add more complexity. But when it comes to acquiring literacy skills, especially in writing, things work differently. … Continue reading