9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture
I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students’ most popular interests and the “stuff” of my class.
Building Relationships with Students Through Books
Talking about and sharing books has become an integral part of my daily interactions with students and a pivotal part of relationship-building with them.
Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning
Need a fresh idea for the end of a unit? Instead of writing a paper or doing presentations, have students create PDF e-books they can enjoy and share for years.
BoomWriter: A Fun Twist on Collaborative Writing
Take a look at BoomWriter, a collaborative writing tool that will bring more experimentation, craftsmanship, and fun to your writing instruction.
A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice
Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.
A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing
The art of persuasion is an essential life skill. It also happens to be part of the required curriculum for many, many teachers. In this post, I’ll share my method for teaching argumentative writing.
Back to Basics: A Review of Mike Schmoker’s “Focus”
Simple is NOT a trending concept in education. But I think there is a place for simplicity and tradition in education, and Mike Schmoker agrees.
The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.