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”
I teach writing and students work at their own pace, in different documents. Opening multiple tabs with student work can be a challenge, especially when working virtually.… Read more “Check on Student Work without opening multiple documents”
I’m going to say this upfront: there is no perfect solution for digital annotation, but there are many tools out there that can fit or be tailored… Read more “Using Perusall to annotate digitally and honor student choice”