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- The Power of the (Informal) Peer Observation
- Furniture in the Collaborative Classroom: Desks with wheels may be overrated
- Interrogating Language and Power with Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”
- Reflections on being a student
- Reflections on Co-Teaching
- Checklists to Promote Learning (and Independence):
- What if teachers had more time?
- Thinking Out Loud: What if Universities Harnessed the Power of K-12 Teachers?
- Wish List: “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
- Application Season is Here & “Undermatching” is Still a Problem
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Monthly Archives: November 2013
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer is a brilliant dystopian novel about a woman who wakes up to find discover an invisible partition (a wall, literally) between herself and the outside world. Every human on the outside appears to be dead, … Continue reading
I’m all for student-centered learning environments in which students are asked to think deeply about texts. The CC didn’t invent student-questioning, close reading, text-centered discussions, collaboration, using evidence to back up ideas — these standards are in place to ensure … Continue reading
I added this film analysis lesson to the end of Unit 1 in the first 9-12 ELA module from engageny. What I liked about this lesson is that it: 1) Got students moving around the classroom, 2) Asked students to … Continue reading