Last summer, I attended my first ISTE conference. (In case you’re not familiar, ISTE stands for the International Society of Technology in Education.) At one of the sessions, educator and author Will Richardson shared his feelings about all the vendors in the convention exhibit hall—and those… Read More
Colin, my five-year-old, loves playing Mario Kart. He wasn’t even a year old, barely walking, when he first held those Nintendo Wii controllers in his still chubby baby hands. Who knew that when we let him pretend play with his older brother that five years later—a… Read More
On my list of things to do this spring break was to plan out the next unit in both of my classes. In my AP Lang class, the time after spring break means a shift toward the AP exam. With only a few weeks left, I’m… Read More
I had the pleasure of presenting at PAWLP’s Writing in the 21st Century Mini-Conference, with a specific focus on the Six Traits, on March 19, 2016, at the West Chester University Graduate Business Center. My particular presentation was on the trait of sentence fluency; thanks… Read More
Link to my Prezi from the Strategies for Teaching Literature course at West Chester University, presented on March 15, 2016. Click here to see the Prezi, which includes 20 strategies I use for teaching literature.
My students and I are in the midst of an argument unit, and this week we’re talking organization. When I think about where I was when I first started my career regarding teaching writing versus where I am now, I’m amazed at the difference. When I… Read More