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…

Summer Institute 2014 on Assessment

Assessment, Evaluation, Assessment Need time to expand your understanding of options for teacher evaluation, student evaluation and curriculum design evaluation? Come to Conference on English Leadership's Summer Institute on Critical Issues. This year the feature is ASSESSMENT and we'll be meeting July 17-19 on Elmhurst College campus, (near Chicago) to…

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…

Discussion Key to Learning

Planned Time for Talking  Enhances Teaching     You may assign time for THINK, PAIR, SHARE, triads, or small groups.  All can give students time to think, speak, listen and share their ideas about the topic or text of the day. Discussion Starters  

Leadership Workshop – Boston

Leadership can be a challenging With the demands on teacher leaders, planning meetings that are informative, inspiring, and engaging creates just one more challenge. With a little help from experienced leaders, current and future department chairs and literacy leaders can learn ways to make these mandatory gatherings a welcome opportunity…

A Day in the Life of…

Measure Comprehension A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. It’s always fun to find alternative ways for students to show what they know about characters they read about, while practicing other language arts skills.  Here’s one writing assignment called, “DAY IN THE LIFE OF..". that I’m adapting from an assignment found…