Students Starters Enhance Teaching

Student Starters Now is a good time to plan on releasing more responsibility for learning to your students. The first quarter/semester is when you model reading and writing strategies, making, connections, incorporating a wide variety of examples in your own instruction, and also informing the students that you’ll be sharing the teaching…

Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey

How Well Do You Know  Anne Frank? Anne Frank Acquaintance Survey Please respond as fully as knowledge, time, and space (can add sheet[s]) allow to these open-ended questions, forwarding same to: Bill Younglove, at wyoungl@aol.com   (or 20832 Longworth Avenue, Lakewood, California 90715-1126. You may wish to do a skim read first, in order to…

Presentations for NCTE and CEL 2014

NCTE and CEL 2014 were Inspiring! [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] from ncte.org/annual[/caption] Thanks for joining me  in Washington, DC area , November 19-25 for the 2014  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention at the Gaylord National Harbor in Oxin Hill, MD. Story As the Landscape of Knowing ANDERSON BOOKS had my…

On Leadership – May

More Effective Meetings Do you have an end of the year meetings to plan and lead?  Here are some ideas that confirm some discussed at NCTE 2014 leadership workshops* in Boston. See article How to get the most out of faculty meetings By Naphtali Hoff on May 1st, 2014   Will one of…

On Leadership – April

Bad Doesn't Have to Be Permanent* No matter how experienced we are, there are times we blow it.  But, that bad time doesn’t have to poison relationships with those with whom we work and for whom we have the responsibility to lead.  These excerpts from Bill Rosenthal on October 30th, 2013…
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