Over the pandemic, a lot of things at my school were lost or thrown away. This included all the floor seats, a floor mat and folding chairs… Read more “Classroom Redo: Part 1: The Process”
I wish it were enough
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”
Learning to write is like learning to define fruit
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”
Changing how we plan
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”
Do Scaffolds Counter or Reinforce Inequities?
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.
Teaching Writing Online: I almost gave up on giving choice
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”
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