Monthly Archives: March 2014

Avoiding Burnout: Collect positive notes & other ideas

Nearly half of all educators leave the profession by their fifth year. This is probably why Audrey Friedman’s Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach was required reading at my Master of Adolescence Education program. Our instructors wanted us to … Continue reading

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Lesson Idea: Active Modeling & Organizing Evidence-Based Claims

Before students start writing their essays, they need to see what an organized essay looks like; they also need practice in organizing claims as well as individualized feedback. I’ve struggled with this aspect of writing-teaching because 1) It’s often unclear … Continue reading

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An Argument for In-Class Reading Time

Do you provide class time for independent reading? If not, consider this: I attended a professional development workshop this week in which participants were asked to prepare by reading “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich. Some workshop participants read the … Continue reading

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