Every now and then, I hear teachers express less than positive reviews of their teacher education programs and coursework. Too much theory, not enough practical advice. The result? Walking into a class full of students on the first day only to quickly realize that you don’t know… Read More
Monthly archives of “May 2016”
Is School In Danger of Becoming Irrelevant? (Part 1)
As a teacher, I certainly hope not. But as I listened to Will Richardson speak over the weekend at the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference, I couldn’t help wonder. The conference, hosted by Evolving Educators and held at Rider University, focused on the ways in which schools… Read More
Read & Reading, Exponentially
I signed up for Meenoo Rami‘s digital newsletter a few weeks ago after she hosted a #G2Great chat. I have been a huge fan of Meenoo’s work since I read her book Thrive last year (in fact, I loved it so much that a colleague and… Read More
Structure as Mentor Text: How Can We Organize Ideas Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay?
I’m so happy to share that starting this week, I will be a regular contributor to MovingWriters.org, a site dedicated to “move our student writers forward in their craft.” Moving Writers was founded by educators Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell, authors of the marvelous book, Writing with Mentors. I’m… Read More
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