Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mini-Lesson: You’re the ad manager

In this short lesson, students worked in small groups to brainstorm & present strategies for appealing to a target audience. I liked that this lesson asked students to apply their understanding of rhetorical appeals that we’ve studied (appeals to ethos, … Continue reading

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Reflection: Grading as an Ethical Dilemma

Do teachers use grades as punishment? Many educators would probably respond to this with a definitive “no.” Grades are simply reflections of what students have learned; they are “earned” not “given,” and thus cannot be considered disciplinary. However, it is … Continue reading

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