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Although I’m busy doing several different jobs in my un-retirement, one of my favorites is tutoring in a college writing center. Maybe some understanding of my work there can be useful to high school teachers as they seek to fulfill … Continue reading
Here is another batch of recent graphic novels to consider adding to your classroom and library collections. March: Book One by John Robert Lewis March: Book One is a memoir of how John Lewis became involved in the civil rights … Continue reading
After reading so many graphic novels about regular people who also have superpowers, I’ve been seeing superheroes everywhere! Maybe that’s the metaphor of this genre: We’re all superheroes. Sometimes all it takes is to be needed or noticed in order … Continue reading
As part of my service as a judge for the 2015 Cybils Awards in the Graphics category, I’ve been reading a lot of YA and middle-grade graphic novels. Here are some thoughts about a few of them. More to come! … Continue reading
Although I’m about a year late to this bandwagon, maybe that can be overlooked if it brings more eyes to I’ll Be Me, the extraordinary documentary about Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve been a Glen Campbell fan for … Continue reading
Those of us involved in helping students prepare for the ACT test should know about some significant changes in the writing portion that rolled out in September. ACT calls the changes “enhancements,” and that’s probably a pretty good word because … Continue reading
Ahmed’s clock may provide just the push Americans need to examine the damage inflicted by the movement to standardize everything that happens in a school. The accountability culture in American schools has, for all practical purposes, declared war on innovation … Continue reading
A lot of people talk about teachers but not many talk to teachers. Authors Anne Lutz Fernandez and Catherine Lutz set out to address that shortfall in Schooled: Ordinary, Extraordinary Teaching in an Age of Change (Teachers College Press, 2015). … Continue reading