Responding to Literature

Literature: Student Evaluations Students often have very specific responses to literature and are surprised when peers they know and respect respond differently, even in a polar opposite way. Teaching students to evaluate literature based on the Nine Yardsticks of Value* is one way of preparing them to have civil conversations…

Independent/Private vs. Public Schools

In this presentation for the affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English at Michigan State University,  I discussed the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of teaching in an independent/private school vs. in a public school.  Download a PDF of the PowerPoint file, below.  --Anna Download: Private/Independent vs. Public Schools
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