Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

Is there an exit strategy? Asking questions about TFA

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An education blog recently published an open letter to new TFA corps members that is causing quite a stir. Here’s how Katie Osgood begins her message:

Dear New TFA Recruits,

It is summertime, which for those of you newly accepted Read more

 

Red Bull for YA Authors

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It appears I have a new authorly addiction: Skyping with students. In the last month or so, I’ve been lucky enough to have a Skype author visit with students almost every Friday. Forget chicken soup for the writer’s soul–these chats … Read more

 

Literary Pairings: ANNEXED + NO CRYSTAL STAIR

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Not matches, but good companions.

Today’s post offers a review of ANNEXED·by Sharon Dogar and suggests pairing it with NO CRYSTAL STAIR by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

(Note: this is part of my “If I were a librarian” fantasy … Read more

 

My secret weapon for building classroom rapport: literacy letters to establish instant connection with students

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I’m wrapping up a semester of teaching here in Paris, which always gets me reflecting on my practice–and on the relationships I’ve formed with students and other teachers. Recently someone asked me how I could put up with a certain … Read more

 

Reading Pregnancy: A non-fiction friend for WHAT CAN’T WAIT

I haven’t read it, but this high-interest book looks like a perfect pairing (or follow-up book rec) for WHAT CAN’T WAIT.

I don’t teach high school anymore, but I can’t break the habit of looking for companion texts for books … Read more

 

Remember this book? I hope Anthony does…

A friend took this in a Houston-area library. She promises me that WHAT CAN’T WAIT really was on display!

There it is, What Can’t Wait, my first-born, looking sweet on a Houston book shelf. It’s also the focus of … Read more

 

Debates in education everyone should care about: Critique of the Common Core (and why we might need it anyway)

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I just read a scathing critique of the coming Common Core standards, which would propose to standardize education across the nation. Since I’m not in the public school classroom at the moment–and I’m not even in the U.S.–I’ve been pretty … Read more

 

Faking it: Dealing with shyness in the classroom

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Every time I meet a new group of students, I ask them to tell me about themselves. Where are they from? What have their experiences with English or literature been in the past? And what’s something most people don’t know … Read more

 

Surviving Bad Days (What to do, what not to do)

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For those who don’t know, I taught high school in Houston for a number of years. I also ran a Teach For America content team to support new teachers, and I still post regularly on TFA discussion boards for teachers.… Read more

 

Best of the National Day on Writing

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Yesterday, the third official National Day on Writing, was a huge success! You definitely don’t want to miss out on hearing from five writers via the National Writing Project’s blogtalk radio show. Listen to the show online here. I’m … Read more

 
 
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