Monthly Archives: June 2015

Dear Professors: Stop Lecturing. Now.

When I first started teaching, I incorporated mini-lectures about authors and about the various historical or social contexts in which our texts were written in order to guide my class to new insights about a text. It seemed logical to … Continue reading

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PDF is the New Junk Drawer

In an effort to eliminate paper from my life and classroom, I decided to scan 12 binders of old lesson plans into PDFs. What I discovered in the process was this: I have written a lot, but have rarely used … Continue reading

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Working Toward Literacy in Rural New York

Most educators know that reading is good for students and their schools. After all, independent reading helps students build background knowledge and vocabulary; strong reading habits are also associated with higher scores on standardized tests. How then, do educators turn … Continue reading

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