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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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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
This time of year a certain amount of planning is focused on next year. Well, next year is my last year at the school where I’ve worked for 26 years. So, as we lay the groundwork for next year, it’s … Continue reading
After thirty-plus years in the classroom, I can stand up and teach the heck out of about twenty different novels and plays, complete with class activities, quizzes, writing assignments, and fascinating lecture-ettes. I can do all of this with curricular … Continue reading
Each day my classes begin with ten minutes of quiet reading. Each student has a self-selected book, and each day those ten minutes are sacred. Here is the list of what my students are currently reading: Clive Barker: In the … Continue reading
Workshops Work! by Patricia Zaballos is an important new contribution to the literature of writing instruction. This book (and e-book) provides guidance for those offering writing workshop experiences for young writers in non-school settings such as tutors, home schoolers, or … Continue reading