This is a come as you are, take what you need blog. This is a this-is-me and hopefully we can vibe together blog.This is an I-don’t-pretend-to-have-answers-but-will-share-what-I’ve-got blog.It’s… Read more “I wish it were enough”
In the first week of October, I told my seniors that learning to write in a genre is like determining what a fruit is. At first, your… Read more “Learning to write is like learning to define fruit”
In this first episode for the new school year Marie and I reflect on changes we have made in how we plan lessons and design curriculum and… Read more “Changing how we plan”
I am myself seeking ways to be more intentional in the scaffolds and supports with the goal of not simply wanting my students to succeed in a culture dominated by white cultural norms or English-only, but to ultimately abolish the dominance of those values in the classroom – by creating new norms that center student identity, choice, and self-determination. I will elaborate more on this below through the discussion of scaffolds.
In my real world, in-person, pre-global pandemic Writing class, students could write any genre they wished at any time. I primarily organized this through: Genre exposure lessons… Read more “Teaching Writing Online: I almost gave up on giving choice”
My unique perspective on distance learning, experienced both as a teacher as well as a parent (of more than one child in different grade levels), PLUS, my… Read more “How to make remote instruction not suck, A.K.A. Key Principles of Remote Instruction”