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May'13

Sir Ken Robinson: Life from Death?

Education – The Future I invite you to view this TED Talk-Education clip featuring Sir Ken Robinson’s insightful and inspiring …

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Feb'13

Random Walk through a Book

Taking a Random Walk through the Book: An alternative way to introduce a new fiction on non-fiction reading *****Ask students …

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Jan'13

Customize Your Rubrics

Six Traits © Rubrics – Customized   Here are samples of the Six Traits © Rubrics for Writing that has …

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Nov'12

Mentor Modules by Caitlin Dooley

It’s my privilege to pass along to colleagues who visit my site resources from other educators who give me permission …

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Sep'12

Critiquing or Grading Writing

It is helpful to understand the difference between critiquing student writing and grading student writing.  This link, Critiquing or Grading can …

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Sep'12

Literacy is More than Books and Pens

     “Where’s an English teacher when you need one?” began Dr. Robert Probst, at a session I attended at a …

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Aug'12

Ah, September!

Ah, September – the opening days of a new school year! Perhaps the most idealistic time of year for professional …

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Aug'12

Train Essays and Pie Paragraphs –

 Seeing is Believing Sometimes, when students SEE how essays work, they can write their own with more confidence and competence. …

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Aug'12

Videos for Teachers

Michael Blau recommends this site with links to videos for teachers. “Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way …

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Aug'12

Novice and Veterans – Are You Ready?

 Novice and Veteran Teachers The opening days of school can be overwhelming, even for a veteran English Department Chair, mentor, …

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