This is my hallway's teaching staff. Thank you to MBH and AKim for making this photo happen :)

9 Principles for Working Better with Fellow Educators

Welcome to the penultimate portion of the awesomest series on Teaching the Core (here’s Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). Today, we’re going to examine a part of the most under-rated element of the three-fold strategy I recommend if you’re trying to maximize the impact of your teaching career: the adult level. Let’s break it […]

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article of the week scaffold

Scaffolds for Dominating the Article of the Week

In my last post, I laid out the long, steamy romance that is my history with Kelly Gallagher’s article of the week assignment (disclaimer if you haven’t read it: it’s pretty much not romantic at all, or steamy; it’s just long). In this post, I want to share some resources that come out of last post’s […]

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This photo will make more sense at #3.

Back-to-School To-Do List #2: Establish Burning Questions

I can still remember sitting in the interview for the Lake Michigan Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute several years ago. I was surrounded by brilliance (I had known the people for a few minutes or so, but you could tell), and one of the LMWP leaders asked us this simple question: What are your burning questions […]

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