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The Trouble with Peer Editing (and Some Ways to Fix It)

I learned the hard way about some of the pitfalls involved in inviting students to perform peer-review of each other’s writing. It seems like such a good idea. Weak writers can learn from their peers who are stronger writers. Talking … Continue reading

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My Ten Favorite Interview Questions for Hiring English Teachers

After interviewing dozens of candidates for English teaching positions, I developed some approaches and questions for seeing the best in each candidate. I’m mostly interested in figuring out if the candidate is a good person with an educator’s instincts, even … Continue reading

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Schools, WAR, and Froggy DeMaestri

You can’t compare apples and oranges. That’s one of the most common assumptions in examining differences between options. Comedian George Carlin solved it easily enough though: “They keep saying you can’t compare apples and oranges. I can. An apple is … Continue reading

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