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.
Can-Do Descriptors: A Free Tool for ESL Differentiation
If your non-English speaking students aren’t ready to do the regular class work, what should you have them do instead? This handy tool can help.
Helping Students Make New Year’s Resolutions: A Step-by-Step Plan
This week, since the topic of new year’s resolutions is likely to come up anyway, why not make a lesson out of it? Here’s a step-by-step plan to help your students make resolutions that could significantly impact their quality of life.
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.
What’s so great about Google Drive? And why should my students be using it?
Google Drive is much more than an online file cabinet. It’s loaded with free tools students can use for serious academic work. Let’s look at what it can do.
5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb
Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.
Know Your Terms: Memory Palace
Mnemonics help us remember things: Roy G. Biv, Every Good Boy Does Fine. But there’s one you may not have heard of, and it might be the coolest one of all.