GARY ANDERSONThanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your time reading and commenting here.
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- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- Top Ten Picture Books for My (High School) Class and #pb10for10
- 5 Good Ideas for High Schools to Adapt from Elementary Schools
- What Do You Do in Your "Free" Periods?
- "The New/Newer/Newest Colossus"
- Mark Twain Is Right, Again!
- Lessons Learned from Donalyn Miller’s READING IN THE WILD
- Review: SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR: THE MANGA EDITION by Adam Sexton and Hyeondo Park
- Today's class journal topic: Tell about your music. #E405 #E307 19 hours ago
- Thanks to @KristyLVance for ending our dept meeting today with great THRIVE advice from @meenoorami for finding mentors. 20 hours ago
- RT @meenoorami: Join @teacherman82 @LesleyMosher on Mon March 17 at 7 PM ET for Ways to invite poetry in our classroom. Pls. RT. #nwp 1 day ago
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- RT @BrainofLaura: THRIVE is when "teaching" is not "something you do" but "something you love"; can't do that from sitting in chair/behind … 1 day ago
- RT @skmcdermott: RT @pennykittle @azajacks Write. Fifteen minutes a day, Don Murray told me. You have a story to tell. Write your life. An… 1 day ago
- "First book." I like that. RT @pennykittle: @meenoorami You have inspired us all by writing your first book. Thank you. #engchat 1 day ago
- 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
- RT @teachkate: @meenoorami @pennykittle I try and Stop, Drop and find the Beauty right around me. #engchat 1 day ago
- Can I just say, #engchat is always a great energizer. 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
Welcome to October. Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, while summer is still reasonably fresh in memory, maybe it’s time to consider whether or not our approaches to summer reading accomplished what we hoped. Numerous … Continue reading
For the last two years, I’ve written Top Ten Lessons Learned blog posts at the end of the school year. (You can see them here and here.) This time I’ve struggled with it. It was a rough year, really rough. From … 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
Raise your hand if you wish your email had an Un-send option. OK. You can now all put down your hands. I’ve sent accidental emails, blank emails, half-finished emails, emails to the wrong people, emails to the right people plus … 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
Academic cheating is not my favorite topic to think, talk, or write about. Too negative. But when cheating surfaces in our schools and classrooms, we’re better off if we know how to approach it and respond. This blog post was jump-started … Continue reading
To All New English Department Chairs, First of all, thank you for taking on such an important, demanding job. You will make decisions that impact the literacy of every student in your school. You are the buffer between the teachers … Continue reading
Next week I’m heading up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for edCamp Oshkosh. What is edCamp? Sometimes called an “unconference,” edCamp is a grassroots professional development movement for educators. There are no pre-set topics. Attendees decide what they want to explore and … Continue reading