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”
Our vision for our curriculum has 5 key anchors—reflected in both pedagogy and practice —that we use to align our curriculum and instruction. Alignment allows us to… Read more “Our Core Pedagogical Principals and Goals”